[Rosina, Lady Lytton to Miss Becker]

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Letter without date, addressee or signature. She enumerates at some length the demerits of Disraeli and her husband: 'It would be impossible to find any two political adventurers more unscrupulous than the two 'Pals', the signal success Disraeli and the signal failure of Lord Lytton. But Disraeli had the inestimable gift of a temper which nothing disturbs, while Lord L's is equally compounded of 'nettles verjuice, serpents fangs and tigers claws'. She describes Dizzy's wooing of 'Mary Ann' following on the death of her first husband in 1838.