Monday, June 08, 2009

11Dec1866, Lady Fortescue Dies

CHATSWORTH, December 11th, 1866.
—A terribly sad thing has happend : the death of Lady Fortescue in her confinement, leaving 13 children, the eldest only 18. It takes me back to '57, and awakes in me afresh the sense of what a piteous thing it is—so many orphaned.

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