de Broglie made us a long visit this morning, and talked politics and religion in abundance, which it was agreeable to listen to, because she is so frank and sincere, but in which it is not possible for me to agree with her, because she is so Calvinistic, and looks with so much less favor than she used to on free institutions. . . . .
October 25. . . . . . In the evening we went to see a Miss Clarke, an English lady, living with her aged mother over in the old Abbaye aux Bois, in the Faubourg St. Germain.
Since Madame Mohl. She brought us letters lately from Mrs. Fletcher.
She has lived in France a large part of her life, and keeps a little bureau d'esprit all of her own, à la Fran-çaise.
Au reste, she is, I believe, an excellent person, and is a friend of Mad. Arconati, as well as of other good people.
We found there Fauriel, who is, I believe, to be seen in her salon every night, and one other Frenchman, I think Merimee.
There was much talk both in Engl