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A reoent visitor to Patti a oastle at Oraig-y-noa In Wales aaya : — •• Madame'a boadoir la a oharmlng little apartment, (n whioh man; of be? moat paired treasures are kept. Oa the walla you Bee ths big photograph of the old German Emperor, Mr Saot'a portrait of Patti, whloh v»aa buog m the Aoademy a year or two ago, a photograph of Gounod, preaented after 'Romeo and Juliet' la Paris. A rlohly oarved obsb la full of valtuoJej, aaoh aa silver and gold wreathß, and photographs of Emperora and Kings, Queens and Prlnoesaea, for Madame Patti hab had them all it her feet. Ip tha drawing room It (s the same story. You spend you? evening after dinner intheeplendid billiard rooms, whioh contain what most surely be the finest pooketlent blUUtd tables ever minafrotQiad. V srt not^blUUtdj übfe*

alone, bat masia In barrels, A who'| side of one of the rooms le occupied by ft magnific.nt orobestrloD. Madame conaatta • gilded volume, selects her opera, the Genlas of the Lsmp is called, descends to the lower regions, where the beat brands of mu«fe are kept In itrofc to the tune of a hnndred or more barrels, Insert a one into the month of Jthe YMt Instrument, and glveß the handle a fair turns, and leaves It to pour forth a whole volumo of melody, which as often as not Madame drowns by her own mftg'o maa'o, wbioh Is beyond o mpare. Up above is tbe mnsio gallery, and one of tha happiest moments of yonr life arrive* when Pattl sits down and plays hat favorite nigger minstrel song oalled "Maggie Judah." _

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PATTI'S HOME., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 13 May 1889

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PATTI'S HOME. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 13 May 1889

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