them as with him. He wrote to Longfellow
, June 26: ‘The lapse of nineteen years is very plain in the shrunk forms and feeble steps of some whom I had left round and erect.
Some seem changed in mood and character,—particularly Milnes
He was welcomed by the Parkeses, Grotes, Seniors, and by Milnes
, and Whewell
, of all of whom he had seen much during his first visit.
He was warmly received by Lansdowne, Brougham, Cranworth (now lord chancellor), Wensleydale (Baron Parke
), and Lushington
,—all friends of his youth.
promptly welcomed him to the vice-regal lodge at Dublin
pressed him to become their guest at Stafford House; but he preferred the freedom of hired lodgings.
During his sojourn in England
the duchess and her daughter, the Duchess
, were most sympathetic; and the latter was from this time until his death his correspondent, showing a constant interest in his personal as well as his public life.1 Lord
and Lady Hatherton
took an affectionate interest in his health and all that concerned him, and they became his faithful friends.
Lords Granville, Aberdeen
, and Clarendon
were very cordial; the Romillys and Buxtons were most friendly.
He was the guest of the Benchers at the Inner Temple
, where he met again Samuel Warren
, who many years later recalled him as ‘an affable and courteous guest.’
He made from London
brief visits to the Sutherlands at Cliveden
, to Dr. Lushington
at Ockham Park
, to T. Baring
at Norman Court, to the Earl
, to the Archbishop
, and to the Laboucheres at Stoke Park
He met Macaulay
several times, as at Lord Belper's, the Duke
's, Lord Lansdowne's, and Earl Stanhope's. He was invited by Thackeray
to dine, and by Charles Kingsley
to visit Eversley; but these invitations he was obliged to decline.
he met Gladstone
, apparently for the first time.
He had one or two long interviews with Palmerston
, and lunched with Lord John Russell
Among his new acquaintances was Wilberforce
He met the French
princes at Henry Reeve
's, and also at Twickenham
, where the Due d'aumale