The good Earl of Shaftesbury once said : ‘Domestic life, by the all-merciful Providence of God, is the refuge and stronghold of morality : the honour, dignity, and mainstay of nations.’ How well this great truth has been understood in ‘England’s Royal Home’ we need not say. The Queen’s household has been – what every palace should be – a model home. Before the shadow of a life-long sorrow fell upon it, the Laureate might have written the testimony which later on fell from his pen: –
‘Her court was pure, her life serene :
God gave her peace, her land reposed.
A thousand claims to reverence closed
In her as Mother, Wife and Queen.’
Condition – A little worn; Otherwise OK