¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 spent fully half a day trying to find Alice a decent pair of shoes, and at last accepted a pair that we would have despised in good young America. The shops look hansome [sic] from without, but within, they are very shallow small, and nearly their whole stock is in their windows giving us a very slim assortment to select from.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In the evening we attended a promenade concert in the Champs Élysées. A charmingly brilliant display. The fine foliage of the Park was thickly dotted with colored lights, sitting in comfortable movable chairs were several thousand gaily dressed people chatting, flirting, smoking, as they chose, while double the number of others were promenading in the wide walk encircling the musicians stand near the outer line of listeners. The music was good but were too busy studying the people to hear much of it-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 25th [June 1870] More shopping today- more trouble to find stylish goods, more disgust for Parisian stores- We at last tore away illpleased [sic] and rode to the Bois de Bologne to lighten our heads and hearts- This is their greatest Park and is at times very gay with nobility. We saw the gilded trimmings of the Prussian Ambassador, ex-queen Isabella of Spain, and Empress Eugenia [sic]. The latter was accompanied by six gilded horsmen [sic]. We did not see her face as her Parasol intervened on our side as she rolled by.