TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY ; 12 April 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440412-TC-HMS-01; CL 18: 10
TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY
Chelsea, 12 April, 1844—
My dear Mrs Stanley,
I grieve to say it is impossible! We are not equal to above one dinner in the fortnight here; and one already engaged for meets, like a perverse dinner as it is, this of yours directly in the eye.
So did the foolish Fisherman, accidentally throwing a stone, knock out the eye of a Genie's son, invisible at the moment.1
With real regret
Yours ever truly /