This is the second and last volume of this biography, largely a composition of letters written by and to Charles James Lever. The compilation of the letters has been made by Edmund Downey.
le with attention. Is Laurence Oliphant, par hazard, the author? He is a charming fellow, and I like him greatly, but I'd not think him a safe guide politically.
"I like Grant much, and have been at him to write some camp-life sketches on Africa. The Yankees here want him to go over to America and lecture, but he is far too modest to stand scrutiny from opera-glasses."
To Dr Burbidge.
"Casa Capponi, Florence, March 4,1864.
"I had hoped to have got a line from you either last night or the night before about your flunkey; so I am unable to wait longer, and must take one of the creatures that offers here. Indeed, making the one who remains do all the work has installed him into a position of such insolent tyranny, it will take a month at least to reduce him to his proper proportions.
"Some disaster has befallen my No. of 'Luttrell' for April, No. 5, and I can hear nothing of it. The proof and added part were sent from this, by me, four weeks ago,