Frampton on Severn. The gale raged here with great violence. Houses were partially unroofed, chimney stacks blown down, and some of the finest trees in the locality torn up by the roots. At the bell inn, the chimney stack fell through the roof of the bedroom occupied by the housekeeper and the servant maid.
(Gloucester Journal 23rd Feb 1861)
"I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than occupy the most splendid post, which human power can give."