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There are also staying here Mr Richmond Ritchie (Miss Thackeray's husband), an American literary man - Mr. Adams - another man from Oxford - another just [arrived] from China, and Lady Granby. I shall not, I suppose, be able to get home to-morrow I This sentence should be given careful attention by those misguided persons who have described Hardy as a hermit living on the fringe of Egdon Heath, with no knowledge of (or interest in) dwellers in the city. :1. One of the 'seats' of Lady Henry Somerset, south of London on the road to Brighton.

And then occurred an eventwith its consequences - about which The Later Years of Thomas Hardy says nothing. Mrs. Hardy had three brothers. When the youngest died (in or about 1898), she and Hardy took into their home at Max Gate this brother's son and daughter, and for some years Gordon and Lilian Gifford lived there. Hardy eventually succeeded in finding London employment for Gordon (see Letter 33). Lilian is mentioned in Letter 34, Letter 35, Letter 44, and others. After the death of the first Mrs.

I want also to go through the Architecture in the Academy with him, but am not sure if I shall be up to it. A crowd of Americans and Colonials are coming to London, on their way to [the] Paris Exhibition but they will be disappointed at its dulness. T. H. S. :] If I cannot come to-morrow I will telegraph. Keep an eye on the parcel's box, as I am sending home things. LETTER NO. 3S Max Gate, Dorchester I Tuesday, December II [1900]. Dear Em: Your Sunday letter came only this morning, and I feel rather anxious lest you should have broken down under your [nursing] exertions.

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