Saturday, May 16, 2009

16Apr1866, Terrified Toryism

LONDON, April 16th, 1866.
—Having been poked up by a sneering article in the Spectator upon the "Xtian Year," I wrote a little rejoinder ; but F. and the Mesds. Talbot, tho' they think it rather good, think I had better not send it ! Drove with the ladies shopping. The Government prospects are very doubtful, owing to deserters among the slow-coach Whigs, against whom my Fred indulges in violent language. I went in lonely dignity to Ly. Taunton's ball ; Sir Walter Farquhar poured terrified Toryism into my ear.

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