H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume 13 Page 191


[Lucifer, Vol. VIII, No. 45, May, 1891, p. 186]

We take the following from one of the dailies of March 20th:—

“The funeral of Mrs. Strutter, the English nurse of the present Emperor of Russia, and Duchess of Edinburgh, and all the rest of the children of Alexander II, took place at St. Petersburg a day or two ago. The Emperor and the Grand Dukes followed the coffin on foot, and the Empress and the Grand Duchesses in mourning carriages.”

This is a lesson of gentle courtesy that the Victorian Court, the automatic slave of etiquette, would do well to lay to heart and study deeply.