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The unpublished letters of Lady Buhu-r Lytbon to A. E. I''ha Jon do not deserve n. verv cordial welecine. but they contain a few items of gossip which arc not without interest. Hut" whnt a woman 1 . However bad Uulw&r Lrtton might have been—and he was not good, I fear—says "Claudius Clear." he did not' deserve the supreme calamity that came t<» him in the person of his 'wife. A coarser shrew never exited, or at least one would fain hope so. Whether this extraordinary pair suffered in the ordinary way from the tremendous, exposures which befell them may by doubted. Very brave- people in such circumstances would have died of shamo, bub they did not die. They went on to immense ages, and their activity was incessant. \Vhat ure we to make of this? Lady Lytton spoke well of very few people, and fib© abounded in. malicious stories. I con fees to having viewed with great pleasure, tho portrait of Samuel Carter Hull, who was the original of Pecksniff. Tho gossip about poor L.K.t<. (Miss London, who wrote verses for the magazines! is extraordinarily malicious, but I fear there Ls eopie truth, in it. 'fhero is a glimpse of the 'London Journal' when it trag under Stiff, and had a circulation of half a million.

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A TERMAGANT'S LETTERS, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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A TERMAGANT'S LETTERS Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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