Tuesday, June 30, 2009

13Apr1867, The Last of the Whigs

LONDON, April 13th, 1867.
—We went to No. 11. She told us she had never seen him so knocked down : that he could hardly speak when he got home. The so-called Liberals whose desertion was the cause of the defeat are 43 ; but only 2 or 3 are good, thorough Liberals. The others are Whigs and Adullamites, and people with all sorts of mean alarms about their constituents. It is the last of the Whigs as a party, and I am inclined to be glad of that. I am not such a blue political woman as might seem to be the case ! but it is proper to put down what one can of a time like this. Most willingly do I fly into dear old Hagley's loving arms.

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