Tuesday, April 07, 2009

16Jul1865, The Duke Invites the Captain

CHATSWORTH, July 16th, 1865.
—I came down first to breakfast, and, the Duke arriving next, I had the courage to speak of the great news, and to say something of what the loss to him must be. Indeed that is a thought I can't bear to face ; but one trusts it will be smoothed down to us all somehow ! and he is happy in her happiness, as who could help being ? The Duke wrote to the Captain recommending him to come here ; so we may expect a very interesting week. One can't manage aft. church, it being at the cruel hour of 2½, and the walk a 2 hour's one. Psalms and Lessons with my Fred. St. Thomas à Kempis.

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