. My first preaching in London
Worked pretty much all day at sermon, intending, not to read, but to talk it — for me, a difficult procedure.
At 4.30 P. M. left off, but brain so tired that nothing in it. Subject, the kingdom of heaven.... Got a bad cup of tea -dressed (in my well-worn black silk) and went to the Drawing-Room at Freemasons' Tavern. God knows how I felt.
‘Cast down but not forsaken.’ . . . I got through better than I feared I might.
Felt the method to be the right one, speaking face to face and heart to heart.”
. Small beer going out of fashion leaves women one occupation the less.
Fools are still an institution; and will remain such.”
.... A good attendance in spite of the heat.... Agonized over my failure to come up to what I had designed to do in the discourse.”
.... Saw the last of my dear friend E. Twisleton
, who took me to the National Gallery
, where we saw many precious gems of art.... At parting, he said: ‘The good Father above does not often give so great a pleasure as I have had in these meetings with you.’
Let me enshrine this charming and sincere word in my most precious recollection, from the man of sixty-three to the woman of fifty-three.”
. Left Leeds
at 7 A. M., rising at 4.30 .... To Miss
[Frances Power] Cobbe
's, where met Lady Lyall
, Miss Clough
, Mrs. Gorton
, Jacob Bright, et al
. Then to dinner with the dear Seeleys
An unceremonious and delightful meal.
Heart of calf.
Then to John ”