Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

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Apologises for delay in writing. On the subject of the disastrous law she cannot console herself like so many of her countrymen by thinking that the future will repair the stupidities of the present. Industries once displaced may take centuries to recover. She has been very depressed lately and describes Fontainbleau as 'ce vilain petit trou'. Has just read 'Middlemarch' and greatly admires it. Messages to the family.