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August 27.

When we returned to Sydney,     we spent another delightful afternoon at the University, this time in fine weather, & in company with Lady Manning. Mr. Barff was away, but had left a proof of his kindheartedness & sympathetic interest, in the shape of a lovely book of photographs for Pater. We spent a long time in the Great Hall, & wondered more than ever at the bad taste of the present Sydneyites with such an example before them. In the Nicholson Museum we made one or two little sketches of some of the beautiful things, but our time was too short. We were extremely glad to have the opportunity of refreshing our remembrance of what interested us most there, and in fact of what we shall always remember as the pleasantest of our experiences in Sydney.

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