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The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart
Chapter 22: 1850-53
John Gibson Lockhart to James Hope-Scott, 7 October 1852

Vol. I. Preface
Vol. I Contents.
Chapter 1: 1794-1808
Chapter 2: 1808-13
Chapter 3: 1813-15
Chapter 4: 1815-17
Chapter 5: 1817-18
Chapter 6: 1817-19
Chapter 7: 1818-20
Chapter 8: 1819-20
Chapter 9: 1820-21
Chapter 10: 1821-24
Chapter 11: 1817-24
Chapter 12: 1821-25
Chapter 13: 1826
Vol. II Contents
Chapter 14: 1826-32
Chapter 15: 1828-32
Chapter 16: 1832-36
Chapter 17: 1837-39
Chapter 18: 1837-43
Chapter 19: 1828-48
Chapter 20: 1826-52
Chapter 21: 1842-50
Chapter 22: 1850-53
Chapter 23: 1853-54
Chapter 24: Conclusion
Vol. II Index
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October 7, 1852.

Dear Hope,—I am grateful for your frequent bulletins, and very much comforted by them. I
spare you my daily budget of congratulations, as I dare say you have duplicates from
Lady Gifford, Kathy Morritt, Aunt Anne, &c., &c

“I met Monsignor Manning the other day, and he enlightened me about Monsignor Grant, who is, it seems, Bishop of, inter alia, Kent. I suppose your selection of St. Monica has also reference to the history of Kent. At all events, Mary Monica sounds charmingly.

“Though I have seldom made money by a book, I have suggested not a few books by which others have got lots of cash. I wish you would find some steady Catholic, or Puseyite of the deepest shade, to do a dictionary ecclesiastical in one thick volume, like Dr. Smith’s of classical history, &c. I am confident it would, if well done, be a neat little fortune to the artist; and, by-the-bye, he should, like Dr. Smith, call in the aid of artists properly so called. The ignorance of Mrs. Jameson in her three volumes about Sacred Art is quite shocking; but what else can be said of any female historian of any class?

“I am to dine to-morrow, pro miraculo, with the Davy, that is, if no blundering kinsman drops in from foreign parts.

“I hope Cha is well enough to receive my love.—Yours,

J. G. Lockhart.”

“Paul1 is gone; but I have not yet seen the maiden who reigns in his stead. I had all but re-

1 The unapostolical with the black eye.

lented—he had showed such signs of grace for two or three weeks—but on Sunday last all was as bad as ever, so exit Paul!”