(C/o Fräulein Kretschmer, 8 Räcknitz Strasse, Dresden.) The weather is hot. On Tuesday they went to the opera with some Americans called Emerson,'relatives of the great philosopher', and the next evening put on a 'grand entertainment' for everyone. The Emersons have now gone, but plenty of nice people remain, including Mr and Mrs Watts and the Skrines, as well as the people belonging to the house, 'fr. Anna von Zschüschen and Clärchen von something else'. His own party consists of the two Pollocks [Frederick and Walter], Pryor, Forrest, and himself. Tomorrow they are going to the Saxon Switzerland. On Sundays, after mass at the Hof-Kirche, they 'stroll through the picture-gallery till dinner-time...: sleep till six: keep an open-air concert till tea-time, and after that go to look at the dancing at one of the saloons. No one has yet ventured to join in, though we have been getting dancing lessons...On other days we read in the morning, German or Gymnastics in the afternoon, dance, concert, or theatre in the evening.'