I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
The danger to the country, to Europe, to her vast Empire, which is involved in having all these great interests entrusted to the shaking hand of an old, wild, and incomprehensible man of 82, is very great!
Good Hock (Hochheimer) keeps off the Doc.
Oh! If those selfish men, who are the cause of all one’s misery, only knew what their poor slaves go through! What suffering, what humiliation to the delicate feelings of a poor woman, above all a young one, especially with those nasty doctors.
The greatest maxim of all is that children should be brought up as simply and in as domestic a way as possible, and that (not interfering with their lessons) they should be as much as possible with their parents, and learn to place the greatest confidence in them in all things.
The great event of the evening was Jenny Lind’s appearance and her complete triumph. She has a most exquisite, powerful and really quite peculiar voice, so round, soft and flexible and her acting is charming and touching and very natural.
Bring me a cup of tea and the ‘Times.’
Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.
Nothing will turn a man’s home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund.
There is, however, another subject on which the Queen feels most strongly, and that is this horrible, brutalizing, un-Christian-like vivisection…It must really not be permitted. It is a disgrace to a civilized country.
That Book (the BIBLE) accounts for the supremacy of England