. I had rashly promised to lunch with the Brooke Herfords
, and to take fiveo'clock tea with Mrs. Rebecca Moore
at Bedford Place. The Herfords
were delightful, and Hampstead
is a charming suburb.
We saw the outside of Mrs. Barbauld
said much good of Cookson
, a farmer's son whom he had known in England
from his beginnings, a dignified, able, excellent man in his esteem.
From this a long distance to Mrs. Moore
We reached her in good time, however.
Found her alone, in a pleasant little dwelling.
Three ladies came to tea, which was served quite in state — Stepniak 1
. To lunch with Lady Henry Somerset
Some talk with Lady
H. about Mrs. Fawcett
, et al
.: also concerning Mrs. Martin
's intended candidacy for the presidency of the United States
, which, however futile in itself, we deplore as tending to throw ridicule upon the Woman
She thought that the Conservatives would give women the Parliamentary Suffrage
on account of the great number of women who have joined the Primrose League
. To the Temple Church
The organ voluntaries, strangely, I thought, were first Chopin
's ‘Funeral March,’ second the ‘Dead March’ in ‘Saul
A notable sermon from Dr. Vaughan
The discourse was really concerned with the political situation of the moment: the strong division of feeling throughout the country, and the fears of many lest the doctrine in ”