Wrote to Hole to meet me in town on Monday.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
“High prayers” at New, being Whit Sunday. Mr Lee sang. Preached and read prayers at Sandford this afternoon.
Macray took my duty at New this evening. I went to London and North Cheam. Hole met me at Paddington. We went to Mountain’s and dined there before going on to Cheam. Called on Mr Morse, Vicar of St John’s East Dulwich. He was not at home.
Leonard took my duty at New this morning, Macray in evening. Went to Wallington (drove) with Mr and Mrs Hole. I and Macray are now clear as regards duty at New.
Called on Thomas Brown at his office: saw his and my old friend Jago there. Visited Royal Academy. Returned to Oxford. Received from Miss Brown, 16 Spring Hill, Birmingham for exam papers £1.1. Leonard took my duty morning and evening. Thus I owe him two services.
Drove Rosa to Sandford. Johns matriculation at St John’s.
Hughes called this afternoon. Johns put down his name for Responsions.
Finished duty at New College this morning. Walked to Headington this afternoon with Rev Carteret Fletcher. Called on Leonard at Christ Church this evening. He has hurt his foot rather badly.
Took duty for Leonard at College all day. Preached and read prayers at Sandford this afternoon.
Took duty at College for Leonard this morning. Pulling of Christ Church called. He and I walked to Summertown and back after 9 pm.
Took duty at New this evening for Leonard, evening. Dined with Carteret Fletcher at Worcester College. Drove to Sandford. Hill of Littlemore Asylum took funeral of Mrs Ashfield for me at 6 pm.
Received £2.2 from Miss Ackerley, Sefton House, West Derby, Liverpool for examining exercises of her pupils.
Macray called and asked me to take his duty on the 14th at New College. Reserved answer until I could consult Mr Lee. Hewitt called. We went for a walk at night.
Johns commenced Responsions. Took duty at College for Leonard this evening. Hughes called this afternoon.
Took duty for Leonard at College this morning and my own turn this evening. Thomas Braddell went home till Monday.
Leonard took all my duty at New College.
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”.
Received a note from Mr. Lee, asking whether I would accept the Vicarage of Sibford Gower, if the College offered it to me. £230 and “middling house”. I replied that I would go and see it.
Drove to Sandford.
Thomas Braddell returned.
Finished duty at New College. Miss Constance Dunsterville came on a visit.
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