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“ [167] to Sarasate's concert, all violin and piano-forte, but very fine.”

June 26. To hear Stopford Brooke in the morning, an interesting sermon... He called the Agnostics and Nirvanists a type found in many classes, but not a class. ...”

June 27. To lunch with Mrs. Harland. Very pleasant. Edmund Gosse was the guest invited to meet me. He was vivacious, easy, and agreeable. Also the composer Marzials....”

June 28. To Westminster Abbey. To Alice, its interest seemed inexhaustible. It is so, indeed, had one time to be ‘strewing violets all the time,’ as E. B. B. said. Longfellow's bust has been placed there since my last visit; the likeness is good. I wandered about as long as my feet would carry me, thinking sometimes of Gray's question, ‘Can storied urn,’ etc. The Harlands came later and brought the composer of ‘Twickenham Ferry.’ With Alice to dine at Toynbee Hall. A pleasant dinner. A bright young man, Bruce by name, related to Abyssinian Bruce, took Alice in to dinner — sitting afterwards in Ames's room, where we met an alderman, a bricklayer, a trades' unionist; later, we heard a lecture from Commander Gladstone, on the Norman-Breton churches, with fine stereoscopic plates. A violent storm came on, but we managed to ‘ 'bus it’ home, taking a cab only at Marble Arch.”

June 29. To dine with the Greek Minister at eight o'clock, and to the soirge of the Academy.”

“To Chelsea, to call upon Mrs. Oscar Wilde.... ”

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