Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 102

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classes who seemed to bail the all but of those brutal Prussians with satisfaction.  A closer acquaintance related Rolerton [?] at Nassau destroyed all its laments in sympathies, but one friend [indecipherable] are cowards autocracy & I do not think that the above mentioned sympathies were ever very strong.  Allowance must be made for the vehemence of the struggles of a people so oppressed, a rebellion will at the last if rebellion it can be called was not likely to be if a rose could [indecipherable].  [indecipherable] of Nicholson he has lately been very much taken by the "manifestation" of the [indecipherable] Danesfort, which you will see described in the newspapers.  Various confusions such as [indecipherable] & other [indecipherable] names I forget just now profess to be able to expect exactly the same feats so that three quarters [indecipherable] men like Foster are likely to be stripped of all their feathers & one friend Nicholson deprived of [indecipherable] argument for [indecipherable].  I must go & see some of their detectors as they may [indecipherable] enable me to [indecipherable] than I can

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