Quotation by Elizabeth Gaskell

My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else.... All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865), British novelist. Letter, April 28, 1865, to Harvard professor Charles E. Norton.

On the news of Lincoln's assassination reaching England.
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