Friday, March 12, 2010

20Dec1871, The Most Dreadful Evening

GIDDY HALL, Wednesday, December 20th, 1871.
—Up among the hills again to (Blank) Hall in a lovely situation ; but a horrible fate was ours—our host, Mr. (Blank), a coarse-looking man, received us at 6, so drunk that he could not speak plain. Mercifully another Farquharson and wife, nice people, dined and kept things decent ; but it was the most dreadful evening I ever underwent. Thank God I have never before seen a gentleman in such a condition ; it gives me a horror and creep beyond words.

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