October 24. Left Inverary Castle; duke and duchess crossed the loch with me and said “good-by” most cordially and kindly; took the stage-coach, and sat on the box by a most communicative coachman to the head of Loch Goil; then by steamer into Loch Long; then the Clyde to Dumbarton, where I stopped to visit James Stirling at Cordale House; his carriage and servants were waiting for me; he has just written a clever book entitled “Letters from the Slave States.” Pleasant evening. October 25. Mr. Stirling lent me his carriage and horses to take me to Glasgow, sixteen miles; on the way called and lunched at Erskine House with Lord and Lady Blantyre; met there Charles Howard. On reaching Glasgow drove to the Observatory to see Dr. Nichol;1 then back to the Queen's Hotel for the night. October 26. Took the early fast train at Glasgow, and reached Penrith at one o'clock, to visit Lord Brougham. His carriage was waiting for me at the station and took me to the Hall; lunched; walked in the grounds with him; then drove with Lady B. through Lowther Park; dinner; several guests; in the evening conversation; among the curiosities here was a cast from the face of Pitt after his death.2 October 27. Left Brougham Hall at eight o'clock by train to visit W. E. Forster at Wharfeside, Buriey, near Leeds; reached him in the afternoon. His wife is the eldest daughter of Dr. Arnold. In the evening at dinner was Mr. Edward Baines3 of the Leeds “Mercury.” October 28. At breakfast several guests. Left Wharfeside at eleven o'clock, accompanied by Mr. Forster, to Leeds, where Mr. Baines met me and showed me about the town; then train to York, where I visited the Minster; then train to Malton, whence by fly went seven miles to Castle Howard. My friend Lord Carlisle had gone to meet me in his carriage at another station. On his return we met for the first time after an interval of fifteen years. At dinner there were Lady Caroline Lascelles4 and her daughters, Miss Mary and Emma5 and Beatrice.6 After dinner saw Lady Carlisle, the mother of my friend, on a sofa in her room, where she is confined by a slight paralysis.7 October 29. Prayers in the morning by Lord Carlisle; then a walk in the grounds; then breakfast; then the pictures in the castle; writing letters; lunch; ramble with Lord C. in the grounds; tea at five o'clock; then dinner at seven o'clock; after dinner, in Lady Carlisle's rooms. To-day Lady Elizabeth Grey8 and her husband, Rev. Francis Grey, arrived. October 30. Prayers in morning by Lord Carlisle; breakfast; ramble with C. in the grounds; visit to the family mausoleum; met the hounds, who were crossing the grounds; lunch; drive with C. to visit a reformatory
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