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A day of Death and Fog. . . . Dined at 6 (ungodly hour) with Hooper of the Spectator. Met a wild socialist who told me that the workingman was a god. “Then kill him” said I and levanted.The entry for 14 December actually refers to this story, with a slight variation in the title:
Dined with Dawkins Ex-Sec to Cross now gone over to the Treasury and Goschen’s Sec. Met there Wynn, Cross’s new Sec. and a man without any features; also a haggard and unkempt Virgin of great age who pretended to be lamb ... By the way the cabby drove me somewhere into the Zoo on being told to go to West Brompton ... Stayed talking with Dawkins (India office shop) till 1.A.M. He told me a tale of Gladstone wh. I sent to the C & M. See “The Adoration of the Magi”. It’s quite true!The named people are: