Saturday, February 11, 2006

23Jul1855, A Seventh Son

LONDON, July 23rd, 1855.
—Thank God, oh ! thank God ! to-day at 4 p.m. came into the world No. 11, a seventh son [FN: Edward, afterwards Head Master of Eton]. He came a fortnight or so before he was expected, and is little and thin but prosperous, as is his Mamma, thank God ! We are sorry he is not a little girl, but after all, it doesn't very much matter, and the blessing of his happy birth is too great to let one feel really disappointed.

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