Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/10/0022
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

38
1826
November
would let me have as good of both sorts at 18 sols — bought some can a lb. of candied lemon peel at 3/. at the little
shop at the corner of the rue neuve des petits champs close to the place Vendôme — I had never before been asked less than 3/50 a lb. —
got home at 3 1/2 — Settled my accounts — looked over my money (all right) which absolutely took me till 6 — Dinner at
6 10/60 — the porter’s wife came at 8 1/4, and staid till 9 1/2 — then wrote all the above of today — the streets very dirty, — but a fine
day enough for this time of year — Came to my room at 10 1/4 — o. ~

Sunday 26
8 10/60
11 35/60
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in my salon at 8 3/4 — finished dressing — breakfast at 10 — read Galignani’s Messenger of yesterday — from 11 35/60 to 12 35/60
read aloud the service and sermon 3 Sandford — staid talking to my aunt — came to my room at 1 10/60 Went our at 1 40/60 — direct to rue de
L’université No. [Number] 5 — got there at 2 5/60 — admitted to Mademoiselle de Noé, her father’s sister, and a young man or boy a cousin who was there — only them
a few minutes before the Comte de Noé and his eldest son (on leave of absence from the 1st hussars quite a young man rather insignificant looking) — came in — had not seen the Comtesse — Went off in
a hurry with the Comte and his nephew (the cousin) to the Luxembourg Palace to see his painted windows — he asked me if I had seen
his new ones — no! — but really knew little about it — however walked with him — they are certainly very handsome — good
specimens of paintings on glass — done by an Englishman (William Collins) under the direction of the Comte — I liked La Charité (copied from a window at Oxford)
the best — several people there — open to the public Sundays Tuesdays and Fridays — In going, mentioning that I had heard from M- [Mariana] who had heard of him (at Ramsbury Manor — most handsomely spoken of — as
civil to all the English etc. etc) — he guessed who it could be — I had forgotten name — then told me that the son of Sir Henry Heathcote, and nephew
of Sir William Heathcote (the young man now employed in a public office in London) had lived at his house here, like his own son, 6 months,
he had fitted him out to go home and given him money — on being so long with him he had written to his father or uncle or to a friend to tell them
his father, that in justice to his (the Comte de Noé’s) children he wished the young man might be sent for home — on this the uncle or father
sent the young man 2 napoleons and wrote a most important letter to the count’s friend, and ordered the youth home — the Comte had given him money for the journey, and bought him clothes
to go in — yet he had met this young man 3 times when last in London who had never once spoken to him —
Had he met him again he was resolved to give him a god [good] set-down — he was also resolved to insult Sir William Heathcote
(give him a good set down) wherever he met him — he had certainly come home in Sir William’s or Sir Henry’s (I am not quite sure
which) ship from India — but this he had more than repaid — he had not done all for the sake of receiving gratitude, but he
thought he ought to have civility — of course, I agreed and said I could only express my surprise that any one of the Heathcotes
or indeed that any one could have behaved in such a manner — the Comte of the same politics as Monsieur de Villèle and they are very good friends —
he had done the Comte de Villèle essential service in preparing him once (for being friends with all parties knew what was going on) for something coming against him, by which had he not been
prepared, he might have been taken by surprise and not therefore able to answer so well as he did — this Monsieur de Villèle always
remembered and Comte de Noé had therefore some claim upon him — he would have nothing to do with the late ministry — never
went near them — he had almost resolved to go and live in the country for he had enough to live upon — but now things were
different — the royal family had done him services — and he made a point of doing all he could to return them always
attended the Chambre des Pairs [Chamber of Peers] — never missed — he had been at court today, but the King did not receive — had got the
gout — the Comte obliged to be at home at 3 — time struck 3 as we came out of the palace — the Comte set off to run
home — left his nephew to walk back with me — a youth at one of the Colleges — he would not say which — plain
and stupid — wished him le bon jour at No. [Number] 5 rue de L’université, saying I was going to Quai Voltaire — went to
Madame Galvani — found her lying on her sofa — her legs swelled and she has got her decade again much too
soon she has what it seems the French call de grandes pertes that is of blood by this means ~ Told her I was
afraid of her hot room — had called to say I was going to a book sale at 12 tomorrow — uncertain when I should return —
could not therefore have the pleasure of seeing her — Madame de St. Aulaire there and another French Madame — Madame de St. Aulaire
and I came away together and I walked with her to the far end of the rue des Marais to hear her opinion of Madame Galvani she
thinks her in a bad way — threatened with general dropsy — took my leave of Madame de St. Aulaire turned back along the rue des
Marais — passed Quai Voltaire — thought for a moment of calling on Mrs. Barlow but prudently did not — passed through the gardens
and got home at 4 1/2-from 4 50/60 to 5 3/4 wrote all the above of today — Madame de St. Aulaire said at Madame Galvani’s she had heard of a
physician à côte de Nemours who had perfectly cured a woman of confirmed dropsy by making her drink mare’s urine —
Dinner at 6 — dined in the salon today to try how my aunt liked it — she had got cold, and thought it would be more comfortable — from 8 1/2 to 9 3/4 wrote
one page very small and close to M- [Mariana] — mention about the Heathcotes vide line 9 et sequents of today, but bid M- [Mariana] not name it so as to get anybody

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Fahrenheit 39° at 11 1/2 a.m.
40° at 1 1/2 p.m.
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39° at 10 1/4 —

Never trust one who is the friend of all parties



39
1826
November
into any scrape, though I should like to know what the Heathcotes have to say of the Comte de Noé mention too beginning to think
more seriously of furnishing — shall attend the furniture sales Thursday and Tuesday week — going to a book sale tomorrow — say
I went to Mrs. Barlow at 1 on Friday but in spite of the fine morning the day was not so favourable as I expected and we sat
at home talking ‘I see she would give much to find out the exact state of the confidence existing between you and me — She
‘occasionally and very quietly makes very ingenuous remarks — I sometimes smile within myself but take no notice — I fancy she is
‘now and then a little puzzled — She will not get to her apartment till January — She will certainly be no great way from us then: but
‘I do not think it will make much difference’ besides we shall probably move, and then ’tis all chance whereabouts we go —
wrote the last nine lines — went to my room at 10 1/4. thickish damp day — no rain — o.~ Little or no discharge
today rather more yesterday ~

Monday 27
6 40/60
11 20/60
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My bowels not quite right again — I think it must be the coffee that is not good, and too heating — yet I take very little — I will
leave it off for a few days — I felt a little pain again this morning as if threatening (as before) something that I fancy like
piles — this won’t do — it must be the coffee — I can think of nothing else — came to my room at 7 40/60 making up the fire —
had done with the washerwoman at 8 1/4 — sat down at my desk at 8 1/2 — Doing the summary of last week took me
till 9 55/60 — read a paragraph in Galignani (from the Times) respecting our king’s altered appearance on opening parliament —
breakfast at 10 1/4 — went out at 11 3/4 — bought meat chez Rolland — thence to the Salle Silvestre rue des Bons Enfans No. [Number] 30 —
instead of the sale of books at 12 (got there at 12 10/60) according to Galignani’s Messenger of last Thursday the sale not till 6 in the evening, but the books to be seen from 1 to 3 — sauntered
along the passage Vero dodat to the halle au bled — asked the price of flour No. [Number] 31 — as good as Gilbert’s at 5 sols instead of 8 sols —
and most excellent beautiful at 8sols a lb. brought away 2 samples — strolled to No. [Number] 21 — that at 8sols only 5sols — returned to see the books — there will be 20 days
sale — Every evening at 6 till the sale is done, or I think every evening — Nos. [Numbers] 1825,6,8,9,vid, page 168. of the catalogue I should like to have —
curious Latin works — the 1st the Epistle of Salmasius respecting that chapter of Corinthians in which it said women ought to have
their heads covered — these nos. [numbers] to be sold Monday 18 December — Nos. [Numbers] 1856,7, Diogenes Laertius an author I have long
wished to have vide catalogue page 171 to be sold on Tuesday 19 December — a very nice little 12mo [duodecimo] bound in red morocco Aristophanes Greek and Latin Lugdunum catalogues to be had No. [Number] 11 boulevard de la Madeleine —
Staid sometime perhaps an hour looking over these books — about 1/2 dozen men there probably booksellers — In returning went through the palace along the rue neuve
des Petits Champs — called at Bertrand’s No. [Number] 33. Saw some good cassonade (raw sugar) at 1/. a lb. — stopt in the rue
neuve St Roch (close to the rue neuve des petits champs) to look at a wooden dish to wash glasses in 1/. and a very large covered basket for
George to bring vegetables in from the halle 2/25 — Through the marché St Honoré and got home at 2 50/60 — George out — shewed the samples
of flour and sugar to MacDonald took off my things — sat down at my desk when George came in — put on my things again took him
with me, and set off to the halle au bled at 3 50/60 — bought 8 lbs. flour there at No. [Number] 21 — 4 lbs. of the sugar at Bertrand’s (had to
wait there at least 10 minutes) bought the basket and wooden dish, and got home at 5 7/60 — had walked sharply, and felt warmish —
Settled my accounts of the day — wrote from line 5 to 12 of today — washed — dinner at 6 10/60 — Came into the salon at 7 1/2 —
dozed and slept till 8 40/60 then wrote the last 9 or 10 lines, and wrote out the index from last Monday up to last night and had just
done at 9 40/60 — came to my room at 10 5/60 — o. ~

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38 1/2° — 11 —
37 1/2° — 6 p.m.
36° — 10 1/4 —

Tuesday 28
7
11 20/60
In my room at 7 50/60 — had MacDonald to compare the different groceries etc. I bought the other day — the samples of flour
with that I bought yesterday — to shew say why she thought the leg of mutton I bought yesterday not so good as usual — raw sugar should be rough grained
rough to the touch, sparkling, and a good sweet to the taste — cinnamon should be light coloured and as thin as possible — flour
a good white colour and sweet to the taste — the skin of the mutton was too thick, and it should not been shrivelly, nor the suet
the fat loose from the flesh — she had it been fat, and gone thin again, and, by the thickness of the skin, was too old — all this took
me till 8 3/4 — then finishing dressing and writing the above of this morning took me till 9 40/60 — then read Galignani of yesterday — full
of Parliamentary debates — very interesting — It appears from Mr. Hume’s speech our annual expenditure 57 or 58 millions — our
army costs us ten millions, and our navy 6 or 7 — within the last 9 years (from 1817 to 1825) 531 millions raised in taxes
making an average of 59 millions — our civil establishment costs 26 millions a year — interest of debt 30 millions though reduced 2 millions ‘by
an alteration in the amount of interest’ — ‘He asked’ (page 3. column 3.) ‘if, when the currency was raised in value 25 per cent, the country

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41° — 10 1/4
DateNov 1826
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