Thursday, January 08, 2009

02Mar1864, Miss Merlet is Dismissed

HAGLEY, Wednesday, March 2nd, 1864.
—Papa went to Worcester for 2 nights, which fact is the prelude to one of our many small but unpleasant catastrophes : his letter of dismissal to Miss Merlet whose "rapports" between us and the girls are very objectionable, and whose tone of mind and conversation is flippant and sarcastic.

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