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Windus. 24 Leaves Chapman, perhaps as a result of some indiscretion, but continues to correspond with him. Returns to Rosehill. 1851 27 April 4 (Fri) Returns to Chapman letters from his wife reproving his conduct with GE, enclosing comments of her own. Agrees to continue to provide a catalogue raisonne of Chapman's more important publications, though insisting that he make clear to his wife that the work is undertaken at his request. 18 Chapman receives letter from GE consenting to abridge Strauss for £100 (a project Chapman never pursued), and revealing that she is beginning to get greater enjoyment from work on the catalogue.

17 GE's article The Art of the Ancients' appears in the Leader. 20 Writes to Chapman to offer her sympathy over his serious lung disease. 25 Invited by Chapman to undertake the 'Belles Lettres' section of the Westminster. Celebrates with a walk over the hills. April GE' s article 'Memoirs of the Court of Austria' appears in the 44 A George Eliot Chronology Westminster. For reading this month, including much Shakespeare, see I, 382-3. 4 (Wed) Writes to Charles Bray to discuss her financial affairs.

27 Sends Bray an account of her life in a pension owned by a Madame de Valliere. August 5 (Sun) Sends the Brays and Sara Hennell further details of her new environment, also asking them, 'Pray that the motto of Geneva may become mine- "Post tenebras lux"' {I, 213). 20 Tells the Brays and Sara Hennell that she has not yet decided whether or not to spend the winter in Switzerland. 28 Informs the same correspondents that she has now decided on staying: 'I am really good for nothing yet, and I feel that my future health and actions entirely depend on my recovering thoroughly my strength and spirit' (Letters, I, 301).

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