Friday, January 18, 2008

27Oct1862, Lord Brougham makes me shy

BROUGHAM, Monday, October 27th, 1862.
—This visit I shall look back upon as historic. There are here certain Spaldings, and the William Broughams, with sons and daughters, with the eldest of whom (drs) I cuddled amazingly after dinner ! Lord Brougham [FN: The Lord Chancellor of 1830. He was 84.] took me in, and made me shy and deaf, the latter misfortune generally following upon the former. He has not a sign of failing intelligence : asked kind questions and isn't deaf himself —hardly— which made me feel the stupider.

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