[Manchester—Wednesday, 13 September 1876]

Wednesday. Drove the whole afternoon going to a village reform picnic. Connelly has a very clear mind. He gave us a good picture of the court of law where he was attacked by Mr. Healy and defended himself. Mr. Ball was brought up as one of the witnesses against him, but Connelly said he had some advantage over nearly every witness. The Americans for the most part did not understand Italian, the Italians did not speak English, the lawyers did not comprehend sculpture, the sculptors did not understand law. His life in Italy made the two languages like one to his ear. Sculpture was his profession and he had taken pains to understand the case at law which he had in hand.


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