Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

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No need for her friend to excuse herself for hot having written before, and above all how could she ever think that they accused her of egoism; 'Vous avex passe devant moi comme un bel example de l'excellence de la vie quand on peut l'employer come vous'. She has also heard from Fanny [Rowe]; she counts on her to give her the details which her friend has neither the time not the inclination to do. She has the greatest admiration for the way Lady Colvile has stood up to her grials...the invalid son and the impossibility of having another child. She has sent Lady Colvile the photographs of Fontainbleau she wanted, and has written to her.