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[527] 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, Reeve, Milman, 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. The Earl of Carlisle promptly welcomed him to the vice-regal lodge at Dublin. the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland 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 of Argyll, 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 of Stanhope at Chevening, to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Addington, and to the Laboucheres at Stoke Park. He met Macaulay several times, as at Lord Belper's, the Duke of Argyll'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. At Cliveden he met Gladstone, apparently for the first time. He had one or two long interviews with Palmerston, and lunched with Lord John Russell at Richmond. Among his new acquaintances was Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. He met the French princes at Henry Reeve's, and also at Twickenham, where the Due d'aumale

1 The Duchess of Argyll wrote to Sumner, Jan. 26, 1861, a reminiscence of the visit: ‘I remember your loyal look of horror when, sitting in the garden at Argyll Lodge, I said, “It [the United States] must split; the North cannot be tied forever to such a partnership of ruffianism and villany.” ’

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