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[550] he descended the Rhine to Cologne, with Dr. C. E. Stowe and family as fellow-passengers. Then followed a brief excursion to Holland and Belgium, including glimpses of Amsterdam, the Hague, Delft (‘two churches with the tombs of William of Orange, Grotius, and Van Tromp, also the house where William was killed’), Antwerp, Brussels, and Ghent.

September 19. Reached London [from Ostend] about noon; in the evening went to Mr. Russell Sturgis's at Walton.

September 20. Returned to London, and went to Lord Cranworth's in Kent; his place is Holwood, once the residence of William Pitt; walked in the grounds.

September 21. Called on Mr. Hallam, who was with his son-in-law, Colonel Cator, in the neighborhood of Lord Cranworth's; found him looking well in the face, but unable to use his legs; sat with him half an hour;1 took the train for London; dined at Reform Club with Mr. Parkes.

September 22. Dined at Reform Club with Mr. Parkes, where I met Mr. Osborne, M. P., also Peter Cunningham and Charles Mackay.

September 24. Went to Dulwich Gallery; left cards; dined with Mr. Cooke, a partner of John Murray and old friend of the late James Brown [the publisher, of Boston].

September 25. Left London in the train at 9.15 for Manchester; stopped at Palatine Hotel; went at once to the Exhibition.

September 26. The whole day till night at the Exhibition; in the evening heard Mr. Russell,2 of the London Times, lecture at Free Trade Hall on the Crimea.

September 27. Admitted to a private view of the Exhibition all day; in the evening went with Mr. Henry Ashworth to his house at Bolton, where I dined and passed the night.

September 28. Again in Manchester, and all day at the Exhibition. In the evening dined with Mr. Thomas Bazeley, President of Chamber of Commerce, and passed the night at his house.

September 29. Again all day at the Exhibition. In the evening went to Ellenbeck, the seat of Mr. Cardwell, where I dined and passed the night.

September 30. Stopped an hour at Preston; also an hour at Kendal; saw these towns; went on to Ambleside to Miss Martineau's, where I passed the night.

October 1. Left Ambleside early; stopped at Brougham Hall for a couple of hours; resisted pressing invitation to stay to dinner and all night; went on to Carlisle.

October 2. Drove out to Scaleby Hall (seven miles) to call on Longfellow's correspondent, Miss Farrar; she was gone; her brothers received me kindly, took me to Scaleby Castle; took the train in the afternoon for Newcastle and South Shields, and reached the house of my old friend, Robert Ingham, M. P., in the evening.

1 It was his last meeting with Hallam, who died in the following January.

2 Dr. William H. Russell (1821—), correspondent of the London Times in the United States during the early part of the Civil War.

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