tionately, received by Lady.
Head, who could not say too much of her regret at not seeing you . . . . . We then went to Stirling's, and looked over his pictures and things, very curious, rich, and rare, and I worked a little among his Spanish books, and mean to work more, for there are good things among them. . . . .
From Stirling's, Head and I went to the British Museum, where, as he truly said, it was amusing enough that I should lionize him. But he had not been there, of course, for fivete-á--tete with Mr. Bates, and had a long and very satisfactory conversation with him about the Library.
Then I went to Stirling's, and worked in his library two or three hours, till I was obliged to go and make some calls, after which . . . . I cam I took leave of him . . . . for the third time, and always sorry to do it. . . . .
July 15.—I worked a good while at Stirling's this morning; but as he gives me leave, very liberally, to bring home with me such books as I want to examine, I did n