Wednesday, February 15, 2006

19Jul1856, Matthew Arnold

HAGLEY, July 19th, 1856.
—Baron Alderson, the judge, his son-and-marshal, and Mr. (Matthew) Arnold, the son of the great Arnold, came. The baron, very amusing, his son very like a small yellow rabbit. I don't like Mr. Arnold :

I do not like you, Dr. Fell ;
The reason why, I cannot tell ;
But this I do know, very well,
I do not like you, Dr. Fell.

Those are very much my feelings. But I can tell partly : he seems light and vain, and does not talk sense.

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