[Manchester—Thursday, 5 August 1875]

Thursday. Rain, rain, rain, thick mist and rain. It would almost seem as if the deluge had returned. The sea roars.

Mrs Lang read one of Goethe’s poems to us. The language sounded very sweetly from her lips.

Rogers the poet said to Macready that Mrs Siddons remarked to him on the occasion of her brother’s announcement, “I hope Mr. Rogers that one day justice will be done to women.”

Thursday August 5. A marvellous day for effect of cloud scenery. Mist and heavy rain, cool in early morning—heat and clearance, later thunder, rain and great glory at the end.

It is wonderful what a wet season we have. Dear Mrs Leonowens is here. We enjoy every hour gazing over sea and sky.


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