Recollections of a Long Life - Vol. 2

Recollections of a Long Life - Vol. 2

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Recollections of a Long Life - Vol. 2

Recollections of a Long Life - Vol. 2

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DIARY. January 18. --TURN. Dine with Mr. W. Hill, our envoy-extraordinary here. He told me that he dined with Lord Thurlow the last time Lord Thurlow was brought down to dinner, fifteen days before his death. Hill remembered his topics. He did not believe Buonaparte ever thought of invading England. He was astounded at his friend Mr. Fox saying Hanover was as much a part of England as Hampshire, and said that although he ought not to be surprised at any change in politicians, he did not expect to have lived to hear that.

January 30. --A post or two from Boulogne met the Duke of Wellington with three carriages, without any escort. Benjamin Constant told me his staff was greater than that of any sovereign.

January 31. --Set off a little after five for Calais. Took my passage on board the Sybil , and sat in coffee-house with others in waiting. There was a young Maitland, son of General Maitland of the Guards, who commanded one of the brigades in the battle of Waterloo. He told me he had heard the Duke of Wellington praise in the . . .

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