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Many thanks for your letter, I was glad to hear you arrived
home safely. I missed you the first few days and it felt
strange not to find you there when I came home in the
We have had some enjoyable days together, and managed to
take a few walks and see one or two sights between the spots of
What dreadful weather! You must have sweltered from
the heat on your walks to Oisterwijk. There was harness racing
yesterday for the Exhibition; but the illuminations and the
fireworks were put off because of the bad weather, so it's just
as well you didn't stay on to see them. Regards from the
Haanebeek and Roos families.
Always your loving Vincent.
At this time, Vincent was 19 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written August 1872 in The Hague. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 001.
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