Oct 19 [1898]

MS Mrs Clare Roels/74

My dear C C
Do you want Campbell’s Highland tales? I dont think there is anything bearing on Arthur in them he was quite Cymric not Gaelic. I sent the two Mags for young yesterday. Shall I write notices of SPCK’s books? They are not a good lot thus far as I have read, and there are two by Miss E Finnimore, the Postwoman and Uncle Isaac’s will that I am very angry with, they are about farmer folk of the rough cast sort, but with no token of principle or religion, true enough to nature unluckily, but not good to put out with SPCK stamp. I have written to Mr Lathbury to ask leave to say my say in the Guardian. Phoebe Allen’s mothers meeting story gets into a complication of last fathers and sons not so good as last years and FE Beach who generally writes well, has made Ash Wednesday come after the 1st Sunday in Lent There must be a terrible want of censorship in the whole concern. We had a great GFS course of sermon and meeting last week, and the MU comes in tomorrow and next day – Then the Hursley anniversary on Monday for which some of my people are coming, I lodging the women folk, Miss Fin the men, having only too much room Very anxious to know what becomes of Preston and Mrs Jeune. I am very glad Fanny is coming to poor Sophy

Canon Wharton preaches such a nice sermon on unconscious influence putting me so in mind of what has come round to me of my Mother’s effect on people, and bearing out my view that it is unconscious

I have written my Xmas GFS letter, it is rather stupid on the allegory of the voyage of life. Miss Knight wants a New Years letter for GL – I mean to do the Century of Victory & progress with drawbacks

your affte
C M Yonge

Do you get N S books?

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/3386/to-christabel-rose-coleridge-25

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