Leaves from the Diary of Henry Greville (Volume 3)

9781235648847: Leaves from the Diary of Henry Greville (Volume 3)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... Princess Mary came, and about a hundred people. The singing was very good, and though the night was very hot, the rooms were not inconveniently so, as I was able to keep all the windows open, and every one seemed pleased. Yesterday there was another Drawing-room, which was full, though less crowded than the last, and a new arrangement was made to prevent the crushing which has hitherto taken place. All the ladies not having the entree were seated in rows of chairs in all the rooms, where they awaited their turn for entering the Pen. No carriages were allowed to set down in company until there were seats vacant. In this manner all confusion was prevented, but such is the love of a grievance that many ladies complained of the bore and dulness of being confined to their chairs, and would have much preferred the chance of a squeeze and a push, so that they retained their liberty. The Divorce Bill, much amended, passed the House of Lords last night. The Emperor and Empress of the French are to pay the Queen a visit in August. These Eoyal intimacies strike me as being very unnecessary, and calculated to lead, sooner or later, to inconvenience and embarrassment. June 25, Thursday.--I went last night to see Eistori in the part of Bianca in Dr. Milman's play of 'Fazio.' It has been well translated, and she was as fine as usual. Dr. Milman was present and satisfied with the translation and in great admiration of the actress. I think the play tedious and monotonous. June 27, Holland House, Saturday.--Yesterday the Queen distributed the Victoria Cross to the officers appointed to receive it in Hyde Park. She proceeded to the ground on horseback, attended by a brilliant cortege, and delivered the cross to each person from her horse. The crowd was immense. Large inclin...

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