Mr Carlyon’s Christmas by Randolph Caldecott. Part Two.

by Sasha Wilkins on December 27, 2012 · 5 comments

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

(Part One is here.)

27th, 28th and 29th DEC – Snowed up. Innocent indoor recreations, music, flirtation, &tc. Diana Wood is a fine girl.

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

2ND JAN. – Snow nearly gone. Squire Mallow (the country buck) saw a chance of shining, and sent for hounds today. Found a fox in the laurels. I took the lead (to Mallow’s disgust) and gave it to Diana.

Had to admonish Mallow for riding dangerously close behind me over fences. 

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

Pleasant ride home with Diana.         

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

3RD JAN. – There is no doubt about Diana being a fine girl – has very pretty manners too – (must be careful, Carlyon, my boy!) Today Mallow disturbed us when I was reading to her. He looked fierce and banged the door. Believe he is a suitor.

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

4TH JAN. – Business old gentleman waited on me with challenge from Mallow. Choice of weapons with me, of course.

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

5TH JAN. – I chose the weapons – whips. Snow had fallen in the night. We fought from 8.37 to 10.14A.M. Feel quite sore.

Mr Carlyon's Christmas

8TH JAN. – Fleet Street again. Dined at old place. Principally off her miniature. Will write to-morrow.

 

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Angela December 28, 2012 at 07:43

I want to read more!

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LLG December 29, 2012 at 20:44

@Angela: Me too! But that’s it, unfortunately. Although I understand that two years later he published Diana Wood’s Wedding! I found one print reproduced on the internet, but that was it. I’d love to read it. LLGxx

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sadie December 28, 2012 at 11:37

so sweet! thank you for sharing it.
x

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LLG December 29, 2012 at 20:44

@sadie: I’m so glad you like it too! It’s always reassuring when my lovely readers like the same things. LLGxx

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Erika December 30, 2012 at 00:44

I’ve established that she married Robert Carlyon. And half wish I had the spare cash to acquire this, but can’t really justify…..

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/Diana-Woods-Wedding-original-antique-Prints/8565346247/bd

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