Saturday, February 14, 2009

27Jan1865, Skating with Great Enjoyment

HOLKER, January 27th, 1865.
—Unable to stand looking at the skating any longer without feeling of envy, I put on the articles, and staggered and floundered about with great enjoyment, squired unweariedly by Compton, [FN: Afterwards 3rd Lord Chesham. She had described him on the 24th as "an ugly but civil nice boy of 14." ] who shared with me many a fall. F. and Co. shot. The dear little boys [FN: Her brothers Edward and Alfred.] came about 5, had tea with Newmany in our room, appeared at dinner, and behaved with great aplomb.

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