Sunday, January 07, 2007

25May1862, In a Hansom

LONDON, 5th Sunday after Easter, May 25th, 1862.
— Aftn. M. (sister Meriel) and I got into a hansom to go to All Saints' ; the man was pleased to go all down Piccadilly and round by Park Lane into Oxford St. When we landed at last, who shd we get out in the very eye of but Lord Cowper, who was probably shocked at the sight. [FN: Long after this it was not considered quite "proper" for young ladies to go in hansoms.] Such a crowd that I had to do without a chair.

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