Saturday, February 07, 2009

14Oct1864, Sniffing After Houses

LONDON, October 14th, 1864.
—A day of care and responsibility ! We had a solemn interview with Mr. Currey, an excellent fat factotum of the Duke's, who has been sniffing after houses ; and the result was that Fred and I made a tour of inspection. Only 2 houses seem at all desirable ; one in Curzon Street, small and with some disadvantages ; the other a beautiful bran-new one nearly opposite the Gladstone one in Carlton House Terrace. This is somewhat too large, and only to be bought ; and is therefore very expensive. . . .

We finished Mill who has certainly filled my mind with new notions. How far they will become convictions, I'm sure I don't know.

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