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June 3 (Wed) H visits the horse show at Islington. 5 Writes to Liddon about their failure to meet in Oxford, and announces his intention to tour Switzerland before entering the Jesuits' novitiate: T do not think there is another prospect so bright in the world'; this is the last known contact between the two former friends. H writes also to Henry Wall, Bursar of Balliol, asking for his final battels to be forwarded for payment (presumably by his father). 12 Visits an architectural exhibition. 13 Writes to Urquhart conceding that he has treated him 'shamefully' and declaring his plans for Switzerland and the novitiate, 'the first complete peace of mind I have ever had'.
18 Attends Madame Leupold's [sic] concert and is fascinated by a performance on finger-glasses. 24 Receives a letter from RB, now returned to England. 25 Goes to the Coleridges 'at Hanwell and then to an evening party at the Hollands'. 26 Makes notes on Caen Wood [now Kenwood]. 27 Visits the National Gallery. ' Tells RB about the Switzerland trip and gives him his address at Roehampton. 28 Visits Aunt Kate, who had just seen Dolben's sister (on the anniversary of his death). July 1 (Wed) H receives a letter from Edgell announcing his reception into the Roman Church the day before.
II To Notre Dame, St Roch and the Louvre. 12 In afternoon to the Exposition, and dinner at the Russian restaurant with Admiral Count Evfimy Poutiatine. 13 At the Exposition. 14 To St Eustache for High Mass, then through Bois de Boulogne (where H comments on the thinness of French foliage compared with EngUsh) to St Cloud. Return to Paris by river. Evening at the Madeleine. 15 To the Exposition especially to see the Belgian pictures. 16 To the Exposition early, among other things for the Bavarian pictures.