Wednesday, October 06, 2010

09Jun1873, Back Into the Collar

Monday, June 9th, 1873.
—Went off a little with the feeling of putting one's head back into the collar. The unlucky Alexandra Palace, opened only t'other day after two former collapses, was being burnt to the ground as we came along the line. I stayed at Hatfield till 2, to see my dear Bp. Confirm, which he did beautifully. Also got a basket of rhodos, etc., with the help of Fish [FN: Now Bishop of Exeter.] and Nigs,[FN: Late Lord Edward Cecil.] left it behind, and dear Jim (the eldest) [FN: Present Ld. Salisbury.] tore down to the station, hatless in the heat, to catch me!

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