HOLKER, Tuesday, January 7th, 1873.
—We drove to see Mrs. Huby and the poor little dowdy old widow of the Rev. ----—. I was dumbfounded at her dowdiness !—of the small farmer type. And he was the son of a day-labourer ! The poor goody rejoiced Lou's heart by giving her various pretty bits of old china, which we bore home in triumph.