[Manchester—Thursday, 19 August 1875]

Thursday. Everything drenched in mist. Reading Goethe’s Pandora. Am surprised that Taylor in his Epimetheus should be willing to follow so closely in his footsteps. Hope I shall be able to reconsider this harsh opinion. Longfellow is also writing a poem on the same subject which he writes us he intends to call the “Masque of Pandora.” Close in Goethe’s steps both.

The day cleared off very warm. The little Booth boys played with Nelly on the piazza, making cheerful sounds. Called at Mrs Towne’s. Received a visit from Mrs Dresel and Miss Howes.

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