Thursday, March 03, 2011

03Apr1881, Gladstone Hard at Work

LONDON, Sunday, April 3rd, 1881.
—Saty. 2nd. F. with such a cold on his chest that we gave up Wellington College.—Sunday. Kept him in bed all the morning, and at home all day. Algy West came to tea high-gee Budget details; had seen Uncle W. hard at work with Mr. Welby in the middle of the day, and poked fun about his Sabbath keeping. But I said I would answer for his having been to church, and sure enough I ascertained afterwards that he had been to the full service at Chapel Royal and again in the afternoon, and had only worked 2 1/2 hrs. between whiles!—topping up with reading a sermon.

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