"The heat is at present intense. In England, if it reaches 98 (degrees) you are all on fire: the other day in travelling between Athens and Megara, the thermometer was at 125.!!!
....I shall continue to write briefly, but frequently, and am glad to hear from you; but you fill your letters with things from the papers, as if English newspapers were not found all over the world. I have at this moment a dozen before me. Pray take care of my books, and believe me, my dear mother,
Yours very faithfully,
Lord Byron, Letter to his mother, 1810