October 3. Rambled about, hoping to recognize old spots which I had known nineteen years ago; company at dinner. October 4. Sunday. Visited the church at the neighboring village of Jarrow to see the chair in which the venerable Bede sat; company at dinner. October 5. Left Westoe at eleven o'clock; train to Newcastle; then by Berwick to Edinburgh, where I arrived before dark; stopped at MacGregor's (Royal Hotel); saw my friend from Boston, Prof. Henry D. Rogers.1 October 6. Went to Jedburgh to. visit Lord Campbell at his place, Hartrigge House; resisted all pressure to stay; walked in the grounds, and returned to Edinburgh at night. October 7. Fast day on account of India; heard Rev. Dr. Hanna2 preach at Dr. Guthrie's church; called on A. Russel,3 editor of “Scotsman.” Dr. Brown drove me to see Lord Dunfermline, the old Speaker, now quite infirm, but taking a great interest in the slave question; then called with Rogers on George Combe,4 also on Robert Chambers.5 Mr. Combe was anxious that I should not return to public duties until after longer rest. October 8. Visited Holyrood Palace; in the afternoon started for Glasgow, where I arrived at dark on my way to the western Highlands. October 9. At seven o'clock went on board the steamer “Iona” down the Clyde, by Rothesay, through the Kyles of Bute to the Crinan Canal; then by canal boat; then again by steamer in sight of Mull, Jura, stopping at Oban, to Fort William, where I arrived some time after dark; stopped at the Lochiel Arms at Banavie, opposite Fort William. October 10. At eight o'clock by steamer on my way to Mr. Ellice's6 at Glenquoich; stopped near the mouth of Glengarry; then by gig and dog-cart to this distant retreat in the midst of lakes and mountains; arrived before dark. Here were my host and his son, Lord Digby and family, and Lady Harriet Sinclair7 (a Die Vernon), daughter of the Earl of Rosslyn. October 12. Started early this morning in dog-cart; took the steamer near Fort Augustus, then to Inverness, where I arrived before dark; took a walk in the streets; called on Robert Carruthers, the editor, who was not at home; dined; then threw myself on my bed, and rested till half-past 11 o'clock, when I took the mail-coach for Dunrobin Castle; travelled all night inside. October 13. Reached Golspie, a mile from Dunrobin,8 at eight o'clock in the morning, where I found a carriage from the castle. On arrival went to bed, and did not appear till lunch at two o'clock; the duchess welcomed me most kindly; after lunch walked in the grounds; at her request planted a tree, a Mount Atlas cedar; dinner at eight o'clock; then games with the children,—the “post,” a kind of blind man's buff. Here were Lord and Lady
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