[Stratford-on-Avon—Sunday, 4 July 1869]

July 4th. Sunday we kept loyally at Stratford with good Mr. Flower’s help. He is a good American but sore against Sumner.

Mrs Flower is a truly excellent and lovely woman. She told me this morning that years ago she would come out of Stratford as far as this and take lodgings for a fortnight in the winter in order to see the sun rise. Now she sees it from her own dining room & drawing room and is duly thankful.

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