Tuesday, January 06, 2009

29Jan1864, Dinner at Ld. Russell's With Dickens

LONDON, Friday, January 29th, 1864.
—We dined at Ld. Russell's, which was very pleasant. There were there Dickens & Landseer ; neither very pleasant to look at, though one saw wit and genius in Dickens' odd eyes. Ld. Amberley took me in : seems clever and acute, but like so many men nowadays takes one's breath away by unchurchlike, not to say unbiblical, opinions, as for instance, that all mankind are born innocent and without the germs of sin ; and something very like "truth is what every man troweth."

1 comment:

Evangeline Holland said...

hehe! She thought Chas. Dickens ugly. Lucy is a hoot.