Friday, April 17, 2009

24Oct1865, Old Accounts of Wellington's Death

FRYSTON, October 24th, 1865.
—Mild pleasant day. I looked through the newspaper accounts of the Duke of Wellington's funeral, which Lord Houghton has kept. I am so glad I can so clearly remember Papa looking into the old school-room out of his old little study to tell us of the Duke's death, and Mamma writing to us about the funeral which I longed to see. This death of Lord Palmerston's makes nothing like the same impression that that did, or the Prince's.

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