Describes a twelve-day visit to Paris and then her delight in finding a letter from her friend when she arrives home. She quotes from a letter to her from Mr Harrison who has met Mrs Strachey at Mrs Lewes' and remarks 'We hear she is the real Dorothea of 'Middlemarch' and that Mrs Lewes worships her. She must then be worthy' They would dearly love an introduction to Mrs Strachey. Refers to having seen M. Deschanel and M.Michelet in Paris. Refers to the death of Napoleon 111 and the divergent views about him; she hopes it will be the Republic that inherits.