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June 23. Breakfast with Lord Ebrington; calls; Parliament; dinner with Mr. T. Baring.

June 24. Breakfast with Sir H. Holland; visit at Lansdowne House; visited the Duchess of Sutherland at Stafford House; declined her invitation to stay at Stafford House; dinner at Lord Hatherton's, where I met old Lord Haddington.

June 25. Duchess of Sutherland took me to the Crystal Palace,—a wonder. Before going, met at Stafford House Lord Shaftesbury; dinner at Mr. Bates's, where were many distinguished people.1

June 26. Visited the Athenaeum Club, where I have been made a pro tem. member; visited the House of Commons; breakfasted in the morning with the Duke of Argyll, where I met Lord Aberdeen; dined with Lord Granville, where I met Lord Clarendon and enjoyed him much, for he seemed a good man; then to a great party at Lansdowne House.

June 27. Went down the Thames to the Tower; saw its curiosities; stopped at the Herald College and St. Paul's; lunched at the Mitre in the seat of Dr. Johnson; dined at Mr. Senior's, where were Lord and Lady Monteagle, Mr.Reeve and Mrs. Reeve, M. Merimiee, M. de Lesseps.

June 28. Went for morning service to the old Temple Church; called on Mr. Grote; sat some time with Mr. Parkes; dined at Sir Henry Holland's.

June 29. Breakfast with Roebuck; Parliament, where in Commons I heard Disraeli,—in Lords, Ellenborongh, Derby, etc., in brief speeches; dined at the club, and went for a short time to see the scenic representation of “Richard II.” at the Princess's theatre.

June 30. Breakfast at Lansdowne House, where I sat next to Lord John Russell and conversed much with him. Monckton Milnes took Me to the committees of the House of Commons, where I sat for some time; visited Westminster Abbey again; dined with Lord Hatherton, where were the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Lansdowne, Mr. Van de Weyer, Duke and Duchess of Argyll, etc.

July 1. Breakfast at Lord Hatherton's, where were Tocqueville, Senior, Lord Aberdeen. Dinner this evening as the guest of the Benchers of the Inner Temple in their old hall, Mr. Roebuck, as treasurer, in the chair. My health was proposed, to which I replied.2 Afterwards went to Mr. Procter's (Barry Cornwall's); afterwards to Cosmopolitan Club, where I met Thackeray and others.

July 2. Lunch at Argyll Lodge; the Argylls took me to Professor Owen in Richmond Park; dinner with Mr. Ellice, where I met Mr. Dallas3 and family.

July 3. Lunch at Stafford House, where was Dr. Whewell, Master of Trinity; visited House of Commons and House of Lords; dined with Mr. Stirling,4 where were Lord Lansdowne, Mr. Ellice., Lady Molesworth, and

1 Among them were Lord Wensleydale, Henry Labouchere (afterwards Lord Taunton), and the Russian Minister.

2 At Lady Hatherton's request he wrote out his remarks concerning Lord Denman, and the manuscript was sent to Mrs. Edward Cropper, daughter of Lord Denman.

3 George M. Dallas, United States Minister.

4 Sir William Stirling Maxwell. 1818-1878. He married Mrs. Norton in 1877, and both died within a year after their marriage. Ante, vol. II. p. 61.

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