It seems that between him and the widow there was a formal taking of leave, for I find in his diary the following note:  '1783, April 5th, I took leave of Mrs. Thrale.  I was much moved.  I had some expostulations with her.  She said that she was likewise affected.  I commended the Thrales with great good will to God; may my petitions have been heard!' (Hawkins)

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