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Mr Stanley and his Bride.

We understand (says the "Times") that Mr H. M. Stanley is engaged to be married to Miss Dorothy xennant . of Richmond terrace, Whitehall, daughter of .the late Mr . Charles Terinant, a lady known to the public «by her clever pictures of the Royal Academy and other galleries. The " Pall Mall Gazette " says : r "The marriage will take place, at the'end of June. It was observed'at the first of Mr Stanley's receptions—the one by the Emm Relief Committee at St. Jame% Hall—that Miss Tenhanti wlio occupied a side seat m the front of the body of the hall, was amongst the most interested of' the spectators ; butfew'who were there can have hadany inkling of the n&jfcoife of th,e interest m- Miss Tennaht's case, for he* 'secret had beei; scrupulously guarded. Few .people i would suspect that Mir Stanley, the man of iron,,could be the hero of a romance as fco'ffchiiig as anything m fiction ;* but the true story of Miss Dorothy Tennant's engagement to Mr Stanley will appeal to the heart of .every woman m the land,; for it is a Veritable romahde m real: life. It will surprise most, people toi learn that tlie engagement was madesome time previous to Mr Stanley's; departure, T W vM"**£* *n^T mc^* &<&-\ perate adventure* .and during those; terrible three' years Miss Tennant; has waited for her lover. Times without* number, came the news of f his .death, and; for many dreary irionths'"the |dr; was full| of terrible rumors' of bis fate. hel h^,d died J,ike , m,a foetid African^ swamp, now lie had been slain by blacks,j now he was caged up jn Khartoum. Suchj, was the only news which came to this* courageous woman, whose sufferings ia ajil this'terrible time may be left to stlie imagination. &ss&s;s!£+' future i

Among Miss Tennant's intimate friends it is well known that if; Mr Stanley returns to Africa she will , accompany him to ' that new world which is the old.' Miss Dorothy Tennant will be well known by the charming pictures of children which she has contributed for some years to the Academy and other exhibitions. Mr Stanley knows the Arabs of Africa ; Miss Tennant's speciality is the street Arabs of London, Miss Tennant has for some years been a well known figure m the literary and artistic circles of London. Her sister is Mrs Frederick Myers. Both sisters have been. paintecL<b,y.., ¥ A!b:, t Watts. In his portrait of Miss Dorothy Tennant, the artist has painted heij'holding a squirrel, which, as a well-informed critic has* suggested, may have been Jufc:.. tended as a symbol of it»| mistress vivacious temperament. Miss Dorothy Ten • nanfc's face is also familiar to thousands of picture lovers as the girl m Sir J. E. , Millias' popular picture "No !' The picture, it will be remembered, shows the girl meditating on the fateful answer to a letter which she holds m her hand. ' You may call it what you like,' the artist is said, to have observed. 'Yes,' dr '-^Nfly whichever you like.' Probably the ow^ ncr will now like to Call it "Yes,' arid to make a wedding present of it to Stanley and his bride." .

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Mr Stanley and his Bride., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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Mr Stanley and his Bride. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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