Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

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Very pleased to receive letters from England. She is thinking of taking a holiday in May instead of Easter, and suggests bringing Lina, as long as Mrs Strachey will be there, for without her England has no attraction as a holiday resort. On the subject of Dorothea in 'Middlemarch' Mr Lewis' remark on Mrs Strachey's resemblance to Dorothea has delighted her since they are all waiting impatiently for Volume 2 of 'Middlemarch' which she promised to send.