hern Circuit; and, in 1842, became Recorder of Doncaster.
He wrote upon the Poor Laws.
He accompanied Sumner to Oxford; arranged for his visit to the Thames Tunnel; and invited him to breakfast at 32 Upper Harley Street. Sir Francis Palgrave,
1788-1861. He wrote several books upon English history and antiquities, and was Deputy Keeper of her Majesty's Public Records. Serjeant Talfourd, and Lockhart; next with the Lord Mayor at Guildhall; next passed the day at Windsor Castle, the guest of refix, as Sumner; and I, of course, do the same with them.
Sir William Follett always meets me on that footing.
It was only night before last that I dined at his house.
We had at table Sir Frederick Pollock, Serjeant Talfourd, Theodore Hook,
1788-1844. Charles Austin,—one of the cleverest, most enlightened, and agreeable men in London,—and Crowder, the Queen's counsel.
Thomas Noon Talfourd, 1795-1854.
He entered Parliament in 1835, and the same year gave to the public his tra
t: It's not four o'clock; it wants five minutes of it!
and, after this volley, at once fell asleep.
At the same dinner last week, I met Hallam, Whewell, Babbage, Lyell,
Sir Charles Lyell, 1797-1875. Murchison,
Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1792-1871. Dr. Buckland, Sedgwick,
Rev. Adam Sedgwick, 1785—. and one or two M. P. s. Hallam talked about Prescott's book, and praised it very much.
He said that Lord Holland was in ecstasy about it; and that he was the most competent judge of it inow engaged upon a work on Woman, which will be published in the spring.
Woman and her Master,—published in 1840.
I have told you of one dinner with the Radicals; another was at Joseph Parkes's, where we had Dr. Bowring
Sir John Bowring, 1792-1872; scholar, philologist, and writer upon political and commercial questions; the first editor of the Westminster Review, and the friend and literary executor of Jeremy Bentham.
He served in Parliament, 1835-1849; was Governor of Hong Kong, 185