Life And Letters Of Maria Edgeworth/Volume 2/Letter 10
To MISS RUXTON.
MALI, CLIFTON, Dec. 17, 1820.
We have spent a week here with Emmeline, and very happy I am that we were able to give her this pleasure. Zoe and Emmeline are very nice-looking girls, pleasing in their manners and affectionate in their dispositions.
We are not, tell my aunt, likely to be drawn in to talk or take any part about the Queen, as we know nothing of her trial. She sent notice to Lady Elizabeth Whitbread that she would dine with her if she knew the hour. Lady Elizabeth answered that her hour varied from five to nine, as it suited her son's convenience. The Queen took it as it was meant, as a refusal.
- The eldest of Miss Edgeworth's own sisters, wife of John King, Esq., of Clifton.