and her husband and my dear grandchild, Alice Richards
These three periods in my woman's life gave me much to think of.”
June 18 found the party established in pleasant lodgings in Albion Street, Hyde Park
, where they were soon surrounded by friends old and new.
.... In the afternoon Lady Aberdeen
, Arthur Mills, and Henry Harland
visited me. A. M.'s hair is quite white.
It was only iron grey when we last met, thirteen years ago.”
. Mrs. Brooke Herford
wrote to ask me to come out this afternoon to meet Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Albert Hall performance very interesting.
Lord Aberdeen sent his carriage for us. My seat was next to that of the Countess
, who appeared in a very fine dress of peach-blossom corded silk, with white lace draperies — on my left was Lord Brooke. Lady Aberdeen
introduced me to Lord Kenmare and Dr. Barnardo
The singing of the children, a band of rescued waifs, moved me to tears.
The military drill of the boys and the Maypole dance of the girls were very finely done.
There are more than 4000 of these children in Barnardo Homes.”
. To the first view of the Society of English Portrait Painters.
Portraits on the whole well worth seeing — Herkomers very
good, also Mrs. Anna Lea Merritt
's and others.
A superb portrait of Cardinal Manning
, in full red and ermine.
In the evening Lady Aberdeen
sent her carriage for me and I went with her to a meeting of the Liberal League
, at which ”