Saturday, December 23, 2006

10May1862, Gread London Exhibition

LONDON, Saturday, May 10th, 1862.
—Aftn. went to the Exhibition, treated by Atie. P. with her young couple : so nice. It's too monstrous outside, but striking inside, tho' far indeed from coming up to the glassy, bowery impression left on my mind of the '51 one, which was lovely. We did the nave, the French court, the British court of pictures, the Italian court, etc., of course not at all thoroughly, but pleasantly. The pictures especially delightful ; also mem. busts of Tennyson and Cavour, Gibson's Venus, etc. We stayed more than an hour and a half. They went to the Opera, I not, as it has a ballet attached, in which case Papa doesn't like me to go, even when one doesn't stay.

08May1862, Lack of Young Men

TEDDESLEY, Thursday, May 8th, 1862.
—Ly. Hatherton has been particularly kind to me, and everybody so much more agreeable than young men generally, for the lack of whom host and hostess have been anxiously apologising to me.

04May1862, Choir in Surplices

HAGLEY, 2nd Sunday aft. Easter, May 4th, 1862.
—The Choir appeared IN SURPLICES!!!!!! coming in procession, the smallest boys first, from the organ-room. 0 wonderfully pretty it looked ! and so suitable and natural to see our beautiful Chancel full of white robes. The 12 little boys behaved with the greatest gravity and discretion, tho' it must have been very shy, the 1st time.

03May1862, Surplices Arrive

HAGLEY, Saturday, May 3rd, 1862.
—Arrived the Surplices ! we went and gloated over them and the delightful cupboard wherein they are to hang.

22Apr1862, Surpliced Future

HAGLEY, Easter Tuesday, April 22nd, 1862.
— We went wild with excitement over the surpliced future.

21Apr1862, Choir Surplices

HAGLEY, Easter Monday, April 21st, 1862.
—The Vestry CONSENTED UNANIMOUSLY AND JOYFULLY TO THE CHOIR SURPLICES ! ! ! Which is amazing. A volunteer sham battle went off with ├ęclat : Papa in full red figg on the hunter.

19Apr1862, Easter Eve

HAGLEY, Easter Eve, April 19th, 1862.
—And so ends this quiet Lent, and again it has been granted me not to miss one service since it began. Whenever I lose my strength and health, I shall have at all events happy recollections of all that it has brought me of blessing. Oh dear ! what an Angel I ought to be !