Tuesday, April 06, 2010

29Jun1872, A Golden Day

LONDON, S. Peter's Day, Saturday.
—Rather a "golden day." We went to Hatfield for the opening of the restored church there : it was a crowded congregation and nice singing : Liddon preacht a noble sermon on Loyalty and Self-sacrifice for the Church. Afterwards we went about the glorious place with the Talbots and Uncle Dick, etc., and my Fred enjoyed it, and I was very happy. Heavenly weather. Dined at No. 11, to meet the Pr. and Prss. of Wales and the Lornes ; pleasant dinner. I was well off between Lorne and Bp. of Winchester. The Prince looks very little altered, but is said to be pasty-coloured by daylight : he is being busy and useful ; last Monday went with the Prss. to open the Bethnal Green Museum : the first time Royalty had been there since it was a Green.

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