Monday, April 13, 2009

23Sep1865, Lou's Wedding Gifts

HOLKER, September 23rd, 1865.
—Arrived the two Ladies Ellesmere, Lord Ellesmere, Ly. Blanche, the Enfields, and Uncle Richard ; and we are 27 in the house. Presents of the kind that sink deepest into one's heart came in : a beautiful quaint little gold tea-service and a silver tray from Keighley and other places, an ivory Prayer Book from the Flookburgh school, and a diamond and ruby necklace from Chatsworth ! We all dawdled rather : sat outside, entertained arrivals, etc. Fawcett, [FN: 2 I.e. his "Political Economy."] however ! The table at dinner had to be put with one end in the bow-window.

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