Diary Comparison

Sunday 22nd June 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Breakfasted at 9.15 – put on stays from Madame Calès – to Church at 11.20 service just commencing when we got there – Mr. Lefevre read Exhortation & Communion service, dont know the name of the little stout gent[leman] who read Prayer & preached, text Luke 6:38 “with what measure ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” – divided into 2 heads – viz 1st The Reward that attends virtue & the punishment of vice in this world, & 2nd what awaits them in a future one – God is just in all his ways – & tho’ vice may seem to flourish for a time, & virtue sink into neglect, yet both generally receive in this life sooner or later their respective merits, but should Infinite wisdom decree otherwise, yet here, for one moment to suppose that each will not receive its concomitant doom in another, is to deprive the Almighty of one of his first Attributes inscrutible [inscrutable] justice. sermon last 24 minutes Church a very plain neat building – chairs & benches – except pews for the singers, & the Ambassador (British), & one pew above his – on returning from Church saw crowds of people entering the Exposition – wrote my name in 12 pairs of Gloves from Roux. 4 Rue Castiglione. & in 6 from Privat Rue de la Paix no. 18. also wrote Miss Lister’s name in 30 pairs of gloves – mine from Privat, fit better than those from Roux but from both the fingers are too long – rained all day which has cooled the air several degrees.

Cards, from Maurisset 202 Palais Royal, each engraved Mademoiselle. instead, of, Miss Walker – dinner at 6.20 Riz au lait, Beef, Vol au vent, & Rice pudding. Forêt came to dress hair. drove to Bois de Boulogne, walked there 40 minutes, at Hotel again 20 to 10 – got Strawberries went to bed – coachmen in Paris light their lamps 8.20 June 22nd – word Boulanger (baker) derived from bouleau, (birch tree) with which the french used (and still) to light their ovens –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/8 & 9

[up at] 8 5/..

[to bed at] 11 20/..

no kiss rainy morning Fahrenheit 74° at 8 1/4 – breakfast at 9 1/4 – at the new English church at 11 35/.. having in going put into the post letter to my aunt Shibden the 1st 2 1/2 pages written by Adny and last 1/2 page 3 and ends and under the seal and a little at the top of page 1 written by myself – hoped all was going on well, and that my aunt would be better – Miss Walker and myself well – hoped to be at Geneva on Saturday or Sunday if off tomorrow or Tuesday from here – glad to have come – and put in letter from Adney to Miss Walker Cliff Hill, and Mrs. Sutherland Udale – the clergyman preached 24 minutes from Luke… with what measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you – but 1/2 asleep all the while – pretty church enough – organ invisible – home at 1 – very civil note from Mr. Heneage enclosing the passports visaed by the Ambassadors of Sardinia and Austria – says it is not necessary to send my maid’s passport to the Swiss chargé d’affaires – my own Foreign Office will do when out of France – determined to be off tomorrow – wrote 2 half sheets full to Lady Stuart – account of myself and my journey – thanks for her very kind letter and anxiety about me – and say I had paid Mrs. Heneage and done her commissions mentioning the prices – then wrote 2 pages of 1/2 sheet to Lady Stuart de Rothesay – glad she had given me Lady Charlotte Lindsay’s and Miss Berry’s address and said how the latter had saved me £150 about the shawl – dinner at 6 1/2 – had Forest – coiffed Adney and myself to shew Eugenie the mode actuelle – Adney tired – would rather go out – so off at 7 55/.. and drove with her to the Bois de Boulogne – we walked 40 minutes in the wood – home at 9 25/.. Rainy day – fine evening Fahrenheit 70° now at 10 1/2 p.m. –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, SH:7/ML/E/17/0045

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