Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester
April 6, 1866

MS location unknown. Printed in Coleridge, Life 224

My dear Anne
Most peaceful, most gentle has the day been.1 The Psalms suited perfectly, and while we said ‘In His pleasure is Life,’ a butterfly flew about in the sunshine in church. I had a short talk with the Bishop of Brechin and told him your abode, and he hopes to come and see you about the end of the week. You had not sent me the Hursley letter about our dear Louisa. When you can I shall indeed like to see it. Mrs. Wilson of Rownhams and I have been clinging together all day.

I did go to the early service, and stayed the time between at the park. Is not Sir William to be pitied to have to supply such a place?

Such a gathering of the good. Some said it was like Paradise, but oh! there tears and mourning will have fled away.

Your most affectionate
C. M. Yonge

1Keble's funeral took place at All Saints, Hursley on Friday 6 April 1866.
Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/2117/to-anne-yonge-45

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