Sunday, January 18, 2009

30May1864, Riding the Donkey-cart

LONDON, Monday, May 30th, 1864.
—Bright lovely morning, with lights and shades. Our departure [FN: From Falconhurst, where they had been staying with the Talbots.] was comical : some hitch in fly-orders resulted in a necessity for some couple or other to go to the station in the donkey-cart ! It was decided that F. and I were the least likely to mind taking an hour going the 4½ miles ; so we drove off in triumph, I conducting and the Mesds. Talbot looking on in convulsions of laughter. It was a little trying being a gazing-stock to the beauty and fashion of Edenbridge as we hirpled through.

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