July 14. House of Commons; dinner with Monckton Milues, where I met Mr. Murray, the publisher; after dinner again to House of Commons, which was engaged in preventing a member from being heard. July 15. Breakfast at Duke of Argyll's, where were Macaulay, the Milmans, Senior, Reeve, Trench, Maurice, etc.; made calls; went to General Fox's,1 at his beautiful villa, whose wife, Lady Mary, took me to Holland House, where there was a beautiful fete champetre; dined at Lord Granville's. July 16. Visited the Turner Gallery; also the National Gallery; went to the Dean of St. Paul's (Dr. Milman); House of Lords; dined with Sir Roderick Murchison; then to the House of Commons, where I heard Gladstone, Palmerston, and Disraeli on the Persian War. July 17. In the forenoon went to the House of Lords, where there was a sitting on the Shrewsbury Peerage Case; then to a dejeuner at Grosvenor House, where the company assembled in the magnificent gallery; then to the House of Lords, where Brougham and Clarendon spoke on the slave trade; dined in the refectory of the House of Commons with Mr. Ingham; then went to a reception at Lord Wensleydale's, and another at Mr. Senior's. July 18. Dinner at Mr. Labouchere's; then reception at Lady Palmerston's. July 19. Went down to Mr. T. Baring's at Norman Court, near Salisbury, where I met the Speaker. the pictures here are fine, and the company agreeable and our host most hospitable. July 20. Chatted for hours to-day with Lord Monteagle, one of the guests; took a drive. July 21. Went over to Salisbury, where there is a great agricultural show; saw the exhibition of implements; visited the Cathedral and Chapter House, and then hurried lack to London to be present at a debate in the House of Commons on Lord John Russell's Jews' bill; heard Lord John and Gladstone. July 22. Breakfasted with Senior; rode home through the Park on one of Lord Hatherton's horses; visited Mr. Ker at Lincoln's Inn; drove to Camden Hill and lunched with the Duke and Duchess of Argyll; then drove with her and Lady Mary Labouchere to a dejeuner by the French prince, Due d'aumale, at his house at Twickenham, where I saw most of the great people; then to dinner at the Lord Chancellor's, where I met Lord Lyudhurst, Lord Lovelace; then to a reception at Lady Granville's. July 23. Dinner at the Earl Fortescue's, where were Lord John Russell, Lord Wensleydale, and General Sir William F. Williams of Woolwich. July 24. Breakfast at Lord Hatherton's, where were Lord Shaftesbury, Lord Glenelg, Mr. Curzon, the author of the book on monasteries in the Levant, and Admiral Martin, the commander at the dockyard at Portsmouth. Went with Lord Hatherton to Richmond Hill to call on Lord John Russell at Pembroke Lodge. He was out. Also called on the Duc d'aumale at Twickenham; in the evening attended debate on the divorce bill in House of Commons; heard Palmerston, but missed Gladstone.
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