[Stratford-on-Avon—Monday, 5 July 1869]

5th Drove to Warwick where two conventional housekeepers show people over the house in the usual conventional style. When the two housekeepers meet with their two parties going in opposing currents through a certain passage it was a sight to see how they regarded each other. We slipped about well on the glazed floors and could not help occasional convulsions of laughter when we were invited to see a fine Dutch painting by “Jolly Dorr” or a French instrument called a Tomy ’awk.

Lovely drive home round Charlecote and Darford [sic, for Barford] the little town where Mr. Flower went a-courting and it was delightful to see how dear every stone of the old place was to him for his wife’s sake.


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