TC TO LADY ASHBURTON; 19 June 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510619-TC-LA-01; CL 26: 92
TC TO LADY ASHBURTON
Chelsea, 19 june, 1851—
You gave us a glorious Ball;1 and were, and are, a glorious Queen. It is something to have seen such a one, and been seen by her,—tho' only as if from precipice to precipice, with horrid chasms, and roaring cataracts, and black rivers of Acheron2 flowing between,—forever! It is the will of Fate; beautiful enough, and sad enough. Thank you always.
I will call tomorrow, about four; can stay half an hour, if happily I find you. But don't mind me; I will try it again if I miss.
And now be quiet, and don't cough.
Yours always /