elderly English gentleman, whom I have seen a good deal of within the last three weeks, and who is full of knowledge, wisdom, and gentleness; I mean Mr. Elphinstone, who wrote the Embassy to Cabul, was thirty years in India, was long Governor of Bombay, and refused to be Governor-General of India.
It is rare to meet a more interesting man.
Right Hon. Mountstuart Elphinstone.
February 6.—. . . . We dined to-day at Prince Massimo's, and met there the Prince, his son; Monsignor; several otn I have ever known, and full of knowledge and experience of life.
He is the person under whose care Mrs. Lushington made that overland journey from India to England about which she has made so pleasant a little book.
He was then returning from Bombay, where he had been governor. . . . . . He goes now to England in a day or two, and I am sorry for it . . . . . The Trevelyans, too, passed the evening with us.
February 15.—This evening Mr. Kestner, the Hanoverian Minister, came to see us, and