[Manchester—Saturday, 25 July 1874]

Today Saturday 25, dear J. goes to town to the Club dinner. We have been here two weeks quite alone but should have found it a[s] perfect as ever if the poor Darrahs had not considered themselves thrust out. I suppose the more prominent positions persons fill in this world, the more difficult it is to keep clear of any & all uncharitableness. This is our first experience but we cannot always have sunshine in this strange world of mingled experiences and mine has been indeed an exceptional lot.

Poor Mr. Beechers experience is only equaled in horror by the height to which he has attained.

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