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.’
. 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
and Mrs. Schliemann
, and others, among them Edmund Yates
Lord Houghton was most polite and attentive.
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
.... Met Mr. and Mrs. Wood
-he has excavated the ruins at Ephesus
, and has found the site ”