Diary: Alice Christiana Smith. August. "Back in time to dine with Eva to Mr Hardy's where we had an old-fashioned cold supper tea with Mr Henry Moule who told ghost-stories and Mr Gosse a poet and critic". September: "Went out in village after lunch and Mrs Hardy came to tea and talked some time about her husband's troubles with Critics, Publishers, etc. on the pavement". (About the same time Evangeline was having trouble in publishing her second novel, "A Cruel Necessity" - some references in diary to this). October: Description of William Barnes' funeral at Winterborne Came.