Saturday, January 02, 2010

12Mar1869, A Mug from Leveson

LONDON, March 12th, 1869.
—Dined at No. 11 with the Great Man and his daughters (Auntie P. and Mazy in bed ! resting) ; he was high-gee a little old Dresden mug given him by Ronald Leveson [FN: Lord Ronald Leveson-Gower, the author and dilettante.], sending for it at dinner to show off, and saying it was the fulfilment of the "dream of his life" to have such a shaped cup to drink coffee out of, but rather perplexed how to drink out of it at all, viewing the lid, which will stick into one's cheek. (N.B.—It is an undeniable mustard-pot!)

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