Sidney Godolphin (1381 words)

Catherine Judd (University of Miami)
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On the second anniversary of his wife’s death, April 21, 1868, a grief-stricken Thomas Carlyle left London for a weekend in Hampshire with Thomas Baring, Lord Northbrook. Carlyle recounts in his journal that the only other visitor that weekend at Northbrook’s Stratton Park was the Rev. Sidney Godolphin Osborne, the “famous S.G.O. of the Times”. Carlyle found Osborne odd but fascinating and describes him as “one of the strangest brother mortals I ever met” (Carlyle qtd. in Froude, 1884, p. 1:314). Along with his great height (“a most lean, tall, and perpendicular man”), Carlyle found Osborne’s expressive face (“palpably aristocratic, but full of plebian mobilities, free …

Judd, Catherine. "Sidney Godolphin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 April 2019
[, accessed 24 August 2019.]

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