Tuesday, March 01, 2011

16Feb1881, Still Dislikes Matthew Arnold

LONDON, February 16th, 1881.
—Dined with the Trevelyans, met Matt. Arnolds (oh ! still I feel of him as I did 25 years ago—" I do not like you, Dr. Fell "). He was agreeable enough and there was good literary talk about Carlyle and George Eliot; but his chin was always in the air. Drum at Ly. Harcourt's.

—Thurs., 17th. P.M.W. at Ly. Geo. Hamilton's. Drum in Gt. Geo. St. Drum at Ly. Reay's, where I saw Alfred who said such a warm, loving word of thanks for my letter.

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