[between journal entries for 6 November 1889 and 2 Jun 1890]
'From one till two every day, a Mr. Upton came to read to [Lady Charlotte Schreiber], first the Times and then whatever book was interesting to her at the moment. There was reason to believe that on his way to [No. 17] Cavendish Square Mr. Upton moistened his throat for reading aloud by a visit to a publican in the neighbourhood. A story is told that one day when sitting down to read he lost his balance and fell on the floor. Lady Charlotte rang the bell [...] for her maid, and when she arrived said: "Remove Mr. Upton, Moody, I don't think he is well." In the evening Moody herself was the reader, generally of some memoirs. Her sister, whom Lady Charlotte had helped to become an actress, had just returned from America [...] Moody therefore was now occasionally replaced as a reader by her sister, who read the Shakespeare plays in which she had been acting with Mary Anderson.'