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esent, and asked acute questions.
I was, however, most curious about Shiel, the Irish agitator; a short, thick-set, fiery-faced little fellow, who carried all the marks of his spirit in the eagerness of his countenance and manner, and in the rapidity and vehemence of his utterance.—They all treated me with the greatest courtesy and kindness, evidently desirous only to get facts. . . . . The examinations are very skilfully and very fairly conducted, if these are specimens.
We dined with Mrs. Reid;
A lady of fortune and radical opinions, who gave her time and money to the service of the poor, in a truly Christian spirit.
She kept open a library and reading-room for them, at her own expense. . . . . . the dinner was more than commonly agreeable.
Dr. Roget was there, the Secretary of the Royal Society and author of one of the Bridgewater Treatises, a first-rate man; Dr. Bostock, a leading member of the Royal Society; Mr. Hogg, who is about publishing his Travels in the East, and