Jenny Lind letter to Catherine Stanley, 1859 July 22

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July 22 1859

Eastbourne Sussex

No 3 Cornfield Terrace

Dearest Mrs Stanley

I shall not be in London this month - no - not until probably later in the next - so that I can make no use of the tickets Lady Eastlake has kindly offered

I saw Lord Richard yesterday and learnt every thing about his

L. Richard Cavendish

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having nearly been poisened - he is still not well but hopes to be soon recovered

I am much better - the high fever left me when I came here and it was a relief to get rid of the stoppage of the nose. The baths are allso very strengthening

I often this last time thought that I am on the edge of loosing my health and be an

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unuseful creature as the least thing pulls me down I don't feel happy at many things in England. I grieve over the servants and their absence of heart in serving their masters - and feel so lonely amongst them when I see how they can waste good gifts - I am not fit to guide them. I am not up to them

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and their tricks, I feel, and that pains me to see their absence of conscience in many things what do those people go to church for or sit in the [passage?] in the morning, I wonder and to see my beautiful linen spoiled out of bad treatment from the dreadful washing in England! You see I am [not] [come?] [further?] but that such things upset and pain me! and the idea of being

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obliged to eat up our whole income and have very little beside to give away, is a new experiment to me. here in England the Butcher and the servants prevent you from doing any charity! our simple living on the Continent is by far the truer and the better. forgive this

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lamentations I cannot help it! You will scarcely understand them having been brought up amongst all these things.

It is very beautiful here - allways some air going so that even during the greatest heat it is better here. than anywhere else I should think.

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I wonder if you will be in London next month else I may not see your face until October!

God protect and bless you and yours, and don't forget to pray for your child

Jenny L.

July.22.1859.

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