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THE JOURNAL INTIME
WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
MRS. HUMPHRY WARD
WITH A PORTRAIT
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
LONDON: MACMILLAN & Co., LTD.
All rights reserved
BY MACMILLAN AND CO.
First Edition (2 Vols. Globe 8vo) 1885. Second Edition (1 Vol. Crown 8vo) 1888. Reprinted 1889; January and October, 1890; March and September, 1891, 1892; January and April, 1893; January, August, 1894; August, 1895; February, 1896; October, 1897; March, 1899.
J. S. Cushing & Co. - Berwick & Smith.
[Where no other name is mentioned, Geneva is to be understood as the author's place of residence.]
11th April 1868 (Mornex sur Salève). — I left town in a great storm of wind, which was raising clouds of dust along the suburban roads, and two hours later I found myself safely installed among the mountains, just like last year. I think of staying a week here.. The sounds of the
village are wafted to my open window, barkings of distant dogs, voices of women at the fountain, the songs of birds in the lower orchards. The green carpet of the plain is dappled by passing shadows thrown upon it by the clouds; the landscape has the charm of delicate tint and a sort of languid grace. Already I am full of a sense of wellbeing, I am tasting the joys of that contemplative state in which the soul, issuing from itself, becomes as it were the