[Stratford-on-Avon—Monday, 1 August 1859]

Monday August 1st Edgar Flower came early to see us. We had already gone to the birth-place but soon joined us at the brewery. Called upon his brother’s wife promised to dine with them at two. Went to see the church records the school and all memorials of Shakspeare we could find. Found E.F.’s wife Irish and quite pleasing, sings delightfully. Drove in the pretty pony-carriage to Shottery. Saw Anne Hathaway’s birth-place; her bed &c. brought these flowers from her garden. After dinner drove to Mr Flower Senior’s to pass the evening. Such a nice time!! Mr Flower walked to the bottom of the hill without his hat and made us half promise to return and visit them bye and bye.


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