Sunday, June 28, 2009

04Apr1867, The Duke Home from Ireland

LONDON, April 4th, 1867.
—The Duke dined with us ; he got home to-day from Ireland, where he has received a very hearty and loyal deputation of tenantry. Fenianism is in the neighbourhood, however. Two soldiers were said to have been fighting each other viciously, about which should have somebody else's land ! ! The Duke underwent the convent as usual, and sat 1/2 an hour with 12 nuns all of a row giggling in front of him, which appears to have somewhat tried him.

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