Sunday, February 13, 2011

09Jul1878, Ireland and its Improvement

WELLINGTON COLLEGE, July 9th-14th, 1878.
—Dined at Louisa Lady Ashburton's who had miscounted her guests so that poor Ly. Belper was puss in the corner for a time. Sat between Ld. Melgund [FN: Afterwards 4th Earl of Minto and Viceroy of India.] and a very pleasant old Bishop of Limerick who stuck up for Ireland and its improvement, said wages had doubled in his diocese in 22 years, that the Church has learnt no end of good in the salutary school of adversity, and that there had been little or no secession to Dissent.

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