September 13th, 1848 (Wednesday)
September 13, 2010
Lord Norreys and the Dean of Westminster called from Nuneham. The former brusque and disagreeable. “What authority have you for this?” – “What for that?” were his remarks in the Chapel. As if we were not to have anything but what had occurred somewhere in the world before. Howard, to whom Sewell referred him for replies to his rude questions, took him very coolly, letting him know that we did things according as they suited us, and that we were not the slaves of any system. The Dean appeared to have a limited range of taste. Lord Norreys mentioned that Lady Lothian was thinking of sending her son, who was at Eton. In this latter point he was mistaken, – but still I have no fancy for the connection of people of rank, – at least for the present: by and bye we may be better able to bear it, when we shall be stronger and more independent. However, Lady Lothian is said to be a most excellent woman, firmly attached to the Church, in Scotland what the Marchioness of Bath is in England.