Many other women besides queens live miserable lives, but the insignificant possess one advantage over the nobler born–their sufferings are unobserved and uncommented on. The woman of rank is the subject for perpetual remark among those of her own class, the journals of the day keep the public well in formed as to the minutest particulars of her history, and the rabble at the corner of ever street shrug their shoulders as she passes.The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar including Anecdote, Biography, & History, Curiosities of Literature, and Oddities of Human Life and Character Volume II. R. Chambers, ed. W. & R. Chambers, Ltd, Londen & Edinburg. n.d. mid- late-1800s.
I am cleaning off my desk (wish me luck). Thought I would take a look at today’s date and came across this. You really must take a moment to read it. People just do not write like this anymore and it’s a shame. Poor Catherine.