INTERNATIONAL: Ponsonby's Report

Once upon a time Queen Victoria thought she had made quite a good Page of Honor out of little Arthur Augustus William Harry Ponsonby. The child seldom sniveled—a great point in his favor with Her Majesty—and presently he showed more smartness than most in fetching her Bible and carrying her "salts." Moreover Page Ponsonby had good blood, the blue of his maternal great grandsire Earl Grey (Prime Minister 1830-34); .and so the Great Queen kept "that dear Ponsonby child" in her service for five whole years, placing...

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