1867Another Journey to Paris
Departure from Copenhagen to Sorø, where he stays with Mrs Ingemann. It is almost impossible to communicate with her.
18th - 27th July
At Basnæs Estate.
27th July - 7th August
At Glorup Estate. Outings from here to Lundsgård Estate and Lundeborg. Sees Mrs Heiberg, who is visiting the Langes at Ørbæklunde, and goes for a walk with her which lasts more than an hour and a half, showing her around in the park at Glorup.
Odense seems to be in no rush to celebrate HCA, as he is not in the town at all during this stay on the island Funen, in spite of Bishop Engelstoft having urged HCA to return during the summer, so that Odense could make him an honorary citizen.
7th - 21st August
At Holsteinborg. Here he reads aloud from his fairy-tales for the workers on the estate.
Return to Copenhagen. Goes on an outing to Hellebæk to visit the Collin family. Meets Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
Sets of for Paris accompanied by Robert Watt (Melchior had contributed 300 rdl. to the journey). They sail from Korsør to Kiel, then through Hamburg, Hannover, Frankfurt and Strasbourg to Paris.
7th - 22nd September
In Paris. Visits the World Exhibition once again. Goes with Robert Watt to a brothel, but does not, once again, go beyond talking with:
"the poor child, who I felt sorry for and who was surprised that I only wanted to talk with her" (the diary, 10th).
Departure from Paris, through Épernay and Kehl to Baden-Baden, Kassel, Hamburg, Fredericia and Odense. In Odense he visits Bishop Engelstoft and is made to promise he will return in November, enabling the town to carry out the celebration which they have decided to honour him with. Then continues home to Copenhagen.
Back in Copenhagen. Here he spends time with Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.