Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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ing we were bound for the Swan the reply was rather sarcastically given "We wish you much joy when you get there." And so we parted with mutual wishes for a good voyage. These last two evenings have been enlivened by a little music Captain Rolles is inimitable on the Jew's Harp" & both he & Mr. Harris perform a little on the flute Betsey sang too "the Maid of Athens" "Flow on thou shining river." Lenox is better a great deal and so patient under Mr. H's instructions. Friday I spent the morning with Mrs. Kingsford and her daughter with the former I am much pleased but the latter wants "anima" and yet she is clever and pretty and rather interesting our Cygnet scandal has assigned her to Mr. Hodson a [Page 15]