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en-party at Marlborough House.
I generally dislike these mobs of people; but I met several interesting characters here, and, of course, the Prince and Princess of Wales were, as usual, charming.
Glanced over Burton's Life — it is written by his wife.
It is very interesting, but the real Burton is not to be found inaker, as a hunter, carried his hunting into unknown parts, and distinguished himself by his discovery of the Albert Nyanza, and by his adventures.
The Prince of Wales became interested in him, and through the influence of the Prince, he was appointed Egyptian proconsul of the Upper Nile regions at a munificent salary.
Baker wasMachiavellian, and are bound to be!
The following passage is taken from the Journal:--
October 29th, 1894.
D. and I left London for Dolaucothy, Llanwrda, S. Wales, to spend three days with Sir James and Lady Hills-Johnes.
Lieutenant-general Sir James Hills-Johnes, G. C. B., V. C., who was dangerously wounded in the Indi
will serve the higher intelligences in the country, with that same zeal, brightness, and inventiveness, which Stead devotes to the masses.
Now I have faithfully said my say, and send you hearty greetings.
November 17th, 1893.
I have been to Bedford, and am back.
My inviter and entertainer was Mr. A. Talbot, a Master of the Grammar School at Bedford.
This school was founded in 1552, by Sir William Harper, a Lord Mayor of London, who endowed it with land which, at the time, brought only onBedford.
This school was founded in 1552, by Sir William Harper, a Lord Mayor of London, who endowed it with land which, at the time, brought only one hundred and sixty pounds a year, but which has since grown to be sixteen thousand pounds a year.
A new Grammar School was completed three years ago, at a cost of thirty thousand pounds, and is a magnificent structure of red brick with stone facings.
Its Hall is superb, between forty and fifty feet high, and about one hundred feet, by forty feet. It was in this Hall I lectured to a very crowded audience.
The new lecture on ‘Emin‘ was received in perfect silence until I finished, when the