Box 6 Files 4-10
14, AUGUSTA GARDENS,
Dear Mr. Stanhope
Thank you for your letter to say Good-bye. I wish I had known you were not corning last Sunday, I thought you would be sure to as you said so. I am afraid giving up all Saturday afternoon shortened your time very much and made it more of a rush – it was good of you and I am so sorry you were feeling tired out. Packing & the worry of starting are so trying apart from the wretchedness of saying Good-bye . Lady Chesterfield must miss you more than she can say. I should so like to meet her again she seemed to me to be very charming & sweet but am sure to miss her if I call, as I ought to next week, when I expect to be in town for a few days. I am afraid you have had cold and dreadfully stormy weather for your Voyage, but it must be over now. I wonder where you are today. Folkestone is buried in snow & we walked out to the end of the Leas to see the people tobogganning down the steep hill into Sandgate. Mrs. Hare thinks this is just the weather for me to learn Rubicon Bezique, as you said my education had been neglected. It was very nice to see you again, it seems rather like a dream now I wish you had not had to go away I hope you will have a pleasant & successful commission & that you will soon be quite strong & well again. We must hope the new lieutenant will be a success & that you will not be worried. You must really take care of yourself. How nice it would be to see you in dear old B.C. again. I wish I was there now. if you do want to come, do ‘nt you think it ought to be in this century? it seems a long time to look forward to the next. With all best wishes & good luck to you & the “Melita” Believe me
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