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“ [5] had admirers elsewhere, for I remember having met a disciple of his, O'Connor by name, at a ‘rout’ given by Mrs. Justin McCarthy. I asked this lady if her husband agreed with Mr. Parnell. She replied with warmth, ‘Of course; we are all Home Rulers here.’ ”

May 26. To Floral Hall concert, where heard Patti — and many others — a good concert. In the evening to Lord Houghton's, where made acquaintance of Augustus Hare, author of ‘Memorials of a Quiet Life,’ etc., with Mrs. Proctor, Mrs. Singleton [Violet Fane], Dr.Schliemann and Mrs. Schliemann, and others, among them Edmund Yates. Lord Houghton was most polite and attentive. Robert Browning was there.”

Whistler was of the party that evening. His hair was then quite black, and the curious white forelock which he wore combed high like a feather, together with his striking dress, made him one of the most conspicuous figures in the London of that day. Henry Irving came in late: “A rather awkward man, whose performance of ‘Hamlet’ was much talked of at that time.” She met the Schliemanns often, and heard Mrs. Schliemann speak before the Royal Geographical Society, where she made a plea for the modern pronunciation of Greek. In order to help her husband in his work, Mrs. Schliemann told her, she had committed to memory long passages from Homer which proved of great use to him in his researches at Mycenae and Tiryns.

May 27.... Met Mr. and Mrs. Wood-he has excavated the ruins at Ephesus, and has found the site ”

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