By Timothy Hands (auth.)

ISBN-10: 134908249X

ISBN-13: 9781349082490

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31 'The Art and Artists of Greece' appears in the Saturday Review. June Reading includes P. H. Gosse's Rambles on the Devonshire Coast, R. C. Trench's Life is a Dream, and Masson's Life of Chatterton. 6 Tells Charles Bray, 'between work and zoology and bodily ailments my time has been full to overflowing' (I, 406). 1856 49 7 Bohn expresses to GHL his doubts about publishing GE's translation of Spinoza's Ethics. 13 Tells Barbara Smith that she considers Ruskin the finest writer living. 17 Despatches article on Riehl: 'I felt delightfully at liberty, and determined to pay some attention to seaweeds' (I, 400).

23 Tells Combe that her reason for withdrawing from the Westminster is Chapman's financial difficulties. 25 Spends Christmas Day alone at Cambridge Street. 28 Dines with Arthur Helps at Sir James Clark's: 'very snug only he and myself' (I, 319). 1854 January Works at the Essence. 2 (Mon) Begins visit to Chrissey at Meriden. 7 Travels to Rosehill to stay with the Brays. 12 Returns to London. 1854 39 18 Thanks Sara Hennen for agreeing to criticise the Essence. 21 Declines invitation to attend a dance organised by Bessie Parkes's mother, fearing 'to appear like a withered cabbage in a flower garden' (Letters, II, 138).

11 (Mon) Visits Clementia Taylor at Syndenham. Tells the Brays that GHL 'has been quite a pleasant friend to me lately' (Letters, II, 97). 13 Enjoys 'an agreeable soiree . I fell in love with Helen Faucit' (I, 308). 15 Sees Marguerite Ancelot's Loisa. 16 Sees Rossini's William Tell. Tells Cara Bray that GHL 'has quite won my regard. .. Like a few other people in the world he is much better than he seems .... A man of heart and conscience wearing a mask of flippancy' (I, 308). May 5 (Thurs) Visits the Brays at Rosehill.

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