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wind along a quiet road through a thick wood for a considerable distance when suddenly you burst forth in to a beautiful garden lying to the back of the buildings and cut up into intricate walks and beds which are filled with flowers of numerous handsome varieties many covered with fragrant flowers continuing on by a kind of main walk or avenue you pass the back of the villa & enter a sort of shrubbery of rich low shrubs and trees; on looking out from this you have a most exquisite view, over the grave ivy covered ruins of the old castle across the strait to that group of the welsh range of which have naught one mountain in to a succesion of step like declivities and below it Penrhyn Castle and more to seaward Penmaen Mawr the Great Ormes Head and Puffin island and stretching far beond the wide expanse of the ocean The bay is dotted over with numerous vessels giving life to the scene. After contemplating this fine panorama as it were for some time we set off for home by the way which we had come delighted with our afternoon excursion The weather was very fine indeed.
15th. Spent in the house reading writing etc. Mother inked in the sketch she had made the day previous of the toll house etc. 16th Father started for London this morning Mother Lilly & I

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Spent most of the rest of the day in the house reading and studying. In the evening we went round to the town and bought some little necessaries.
17th. We went over on to the hill above Bangor Mother sketched an old cottage, I drew Penrhyn Castle. In the afternoon we went to Penry.valt. Mother drew the old oak and I sketched the house The weather was fine and we had a nice day
18th. Weather rainy. We staid in the house mother sewed. In the afternoon we went round to the town.
19th. Went to the town for a letter from Father and got one he was well. In the afternoon we went to sketch the villa at Ven Craig when we were seated and fairly started we happened to look towards the road and who should we see coming but pap in fine spirits to have got back to [[insertion]] the [[/insertion]] country after his sojourn in the noisy dirty crowded metropolis this of co[[insertion]]u[[/insertion]]rse knocked all drawing in the head so we all put off back to the house Father got me a book on watercolour painting and Lilly an exquisitely illustrated fable book and mother some handsome ribbons. we were all greatly delighted with our presents Father was not at all fabouably prepossessed with London finding everything very dear and hotel quarters very uncomfortable he was very much pleased
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