Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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day She sings a pretty second and her manner is greatly superior to the rest of our passengers though in stirling worth I should place her below them. I fear you will find this diary very insipid my dear Friends but you have charged me to write something every day. We are now fast approaching Madeira but we do not touch there as we had hoped to do, but perhaps we shall have an opportunity of writing. Friday 5 Emma continues poorly and we have had a little trouble with her in consequence of her attachment to Mrs. McNoe who proves to be completely a "[...] eejit" We have had some difficulty in keeping them asunder and Bessey and I were called upon this morning to [Page 20]