Sunday, April 19, 2009

15Nov1865, Trevelyan's 'Cawnpore'

CHATSWORTH, November 15th, 1865.
—I finished Mr. Trevelyan's book, "Cawnpore," which is fearfully graphic and said to be entirely accurate. I can remember, even in the midst of our own great grief in the autumn of 1857, the frightful heart-rending news from India, and specially the massacre of women and children : the outcries for vengeance, and the day of humiliation. It has left a horror and shudder at India in my heart which I can never get rid of.

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