[Manchester—Friday, 23 July 1875]

July 23. A heavy rain. Mr. Clarke went yesterday and Miss E.S. Phelps came. In the evening she read us a noble lecture she has just written upon George Eliot. Having been appointed Professor at the Boston University she has written four lectures on this topic.

Shall not walk out this morning—but shall presently join our friends.

Our women overslept themselves and I was obliged to show myself discontented with their conduct. To show discontent is almost worse than to feel it but in their case it is necessary.


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