Memorials of the Life and Character of Lady Osborne and Some of Her Friends [Letters] Ed. by Mrs. [C.I.] Osborne

Memorials of the Life and Character of Lady Osborne and Some of Her Friends [Letters] Ed. by Mrs. [C.I.] Osborne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...rest. I was quite surprised at his recollection of me, it is so long since we met, and then only one day at your house. He is the first who has ever asked me after my dear William since his death; he expressed a hope that my little boy and girl were well. I told him that I had only a little girl now--I had both when I last saw him. He said, that for the moment he had forgotten my loss. I brought a letter from Mr. Gordon to Mr. Tucker, who is to call on me. The speakers at the meeting were very fair. The objects of the Society, and the information given, always interesting--of course, none of the speeches at all came up to what we heard in London. Did you hear that Mr. injured his health by fasting during the pending of the Catholic question, in order to contribute his mite to avert the calamity? We saw Jane at Sevenoaks, who was looking very well. I asked her whether she expected me, and she said... Fanny Baines appeared to me quite recovered. What a very beautiful girl she is, and very clever and agreeable. All their children are very handsome--I mean all Mr. and Mrs. Baines'. There was a young man at Mrs. Benson's with enormous moustaches, who wore his dressing gown all the morning--a very gay one indeed. He had to bear the good humoured raillery of the whole party; he certainly looked very much out of place in the circle. Lord Bexley and Mrs. Vansittart dined there. I was much pleased with both, and went to see Foot's Cray on my way here by Mrs. V.'s invitation. Lord Bexley has made it a delightful place; he has thrown the portico into the house, and several rooms into one, and pillars erected to supply the place of old partitions. I look forward with much pleasure to joining your party at Yalding. I do not think 'twill be quite so soon as...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612302
  • 9781236612304