[Ads-l] Victoria Quote About Gladstone

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 27 14:04:30 EDT 2016

Wikiquote attributes the well known quotation by Queen Victoria (about William E. Gladstone), "He speaks to me as if I was a public meeting." to the following:

"Memorandum to her private secretary Gen. Sir Henry Ponsonby (1874-11-18)"

Can anyone help me to locate a reliable source for this memorandum?

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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