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After Scalloway they went to Sunburgh Head. ” They stayed the night at a house whose owner, a Mr. ” WMC drew upon them for illustrations in the Abbotsford edition of The Pirate (Memoirs, II, 215–216, 218–222). WC and WMC leave Lerwick Saturday afternoon 2 July for Wick. Reach Wick, and spend the evening “with Otter, on our way to Inverness, at a village where he is surveying” (WMC to HC, 2 July 1842: Memoirs, II, 224). WC writes in Memoirs “The journey homeward…was continued from Inverness, through the ﬁne scenery of the Caledonian Canal, to Glasgow, and thence, southward, by Liverpool” (II, 225).
George Bosherville,” published in Bentley’s Miscellany, 29 (1851): 493–508 (CL, I, 16–18). ”, the “Hôtel des Tuileries” on the Rue de Rivoli. ” Finds the Normandy scenery “very much exagerated. ” If HC has one request that it be sent to him at the Branch of Coutts Bank in Paris. ” 1847–1848 31 10 (Tue) Writes CW, now returned to London, from his Paris Hotel, largely concerning his perilous ﬁnancial position. ” Also visits the theatre (L, I, 48–49). Autumn–Winter Returns to 1 Devonport Street, writing Antonina and concluding Memoirs.
Includes a comic verse about a mislaid key and a “virgin” servant who “lept from her bed” to search for it. Tells HC “I’ve only seen Romeo Ward once the last fortnight. ” CW, with whom WC is shortly to visit Paris, is 1844 23 paying court to JW. They marry in February 1845. The “Octagon Room” is a reference to the “worst place to have a picture hung in the” Royal Academy “annual exhibition” (L, I, 18–19: Peters, 63). ” Requests money, “permission to bleed the Estate,” and writes of his reliance on CW to help him with the management of his ﬁnances.