Stevens 1874-06-08

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Leonard took all my duty at New, so that he and I are now clear again. Mr Johns called this morning. His son left with him, having been “ploughed” at Responsions non mirabile dictu.

Mr Stock, of Pembroke, came to luncheon, and we walked to Water Eaton in the afternoon.

ploughed – “failed”.

non mirabile dictu – literally “not wonderful to relate”, and probably carrying the meaning “no surprise there”.