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Tells the Brays that she has enjoyed her stay at Chapman's and is to visit him again in January. December 2 (Mon) Returns from London. 1851 January Review of Mackay's Progress ofthe Intellect appears in the Westminster Review. 8 (Wed) Returns to lodge with Chapman, increasing her artistic and social knowledge, but deepening his domestic difficulties. 24 Attends lecture by Faraday. 26 Dines at Mackay's with the Chapmans, Arnott and Leslie. 28 Tells the Brays of her visits to lectures by Faraday and F.

15 Tells Cara Bray that she has been reading Villette, 'a still more wonderful book than fane Eyre. There is something almost preternatural in its power' (I, 306). 16 Tells the Brays that she is dissatisfied with the Westminster: 'I should be glad to run away from it altogether' (I, 301). 23 Spends the evening with Huxley and Masson. 27 Dines with Bessie Parkes. March Informs Chapman of her intention of leaving the Westminster after the next edition. 5 (Sat) Tells the Brays that the next issue of the Westminster will be a particularly good one.

But I have absorbed many ideas and much bodily strength; indeed I do not remember ever feeling so strong in mind and body as I feel at this moment' (I, 411). 28 Joined at Tenby by Edward Pigott. August 2 (Sat) 'The Lover's Seat' appears in the Leader. 6 Tells Charles Bray, 'I never think what I write is good for anything till other people tell me so' (I, 412). 8 Leave Tenby, spending the night at Bath. 9 Return to Richmond. 16 'Ferny Combes' published in the Leader. 23 'Recollections of Heine' appears in the Leader.

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