Mr. W. & I: Being the Authentic Diary of Caroline Le Roy Webster, during a Famous Journey with the Honble Daniel Webster to Great Britain and the Continent in the Year 1839

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Postscript: Kenyon to

Florence, October 28, 1839

My dear Mr. Webster

I am very glad that I desired my brother to open and read all my letters which should come to Vienna -- He has thereby gained the great pleasure of reading your's, with all yours and your family's expressions of kindness and friendship towards me, -- which of themselves would gratify him -- and also those towards himself. I had desired him to send me only samples of the less important letters -- but he forwarded me yours in bulk. I could have borne it even bulkier; but it came to brighten a rainy day (for we have rain even in Italy) the day before yesterday. Again I thank you for the feeling of friendship and better still of fellowship -- to use your own word -- (I like that word! it is hearty) which pervades the whole letter. Ticknor and his generous natured wife were very good natured to prepossess you all so in my favor. When I called to invite you to meet Wordsworth, not knowing that you brought a letter for me, I felt that I was taking somewhat of a liberty -- but with Wordsworth for a backer-I dared. Your own

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Great Britain 1
  • The Continent 155
  • England Once More 208
  • Homeward Bound 226
  • Postscript: Kenyon To 239
  • Notes & Index, Biographical 245
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