Sunday, May 17, 2009

15May1866, Lord Overstone Against All Charities

DIARY, MAY 1866—JUNE 1868

LONDON, May 15th, 1866.
—We dined at the Loyd Lindsays [FN: Afterwards Lord and Lady Wantage. Lady Wantage, who inherited Lord Overstone's fortune, had certainly no "monomania against charities."]. I sat next Ld. Overstone, who put me into a rage by crowing over his sagacity in snubbing begging-letters. He is choked up with money, and has a monomania against all charities.

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