Letter from Lady Eastlake to Annabella Milnes
- Crewe MS/9/f. 37r
- 2 Dec. 1852
Part of Crewe Manuscripts
7 Fitzroy Square, (London).—She and her husband are grateful for Mr Milnes’s tribute to Miss Berry (i.e. his poem on her funeral).
7. Fitzroy Square
Decr. 2. 1852.
Dear Mrs Milnes
Instead of trusting to the slender chance of finding you at home on occasion of a call I venture to write & tell you how grateful Sir Chas. & I feel, in company with many others, to Mr. Milnes for his most beautiful tribute to the venerated Miss Berry.
He has spoken the language of all our hearts, & I feel convinced that each who knew Miss Berry must feel as if a sweet & sacred duty had been fulfilled for them—& fulfilled exactly as each could wish—& as none other could have done—Pray tell Mr. Milnes this—truly my heart seems lightened by his lines—
Hoping that yourself & your little daughter are well whose christening I was sorry not to be able to congratulate you on I beg to remain