Went to the Council last night where we finally disposed of Perrys insane scheme for schools only to have it turn up in the meeting on Wednesday evening where I am resolved to go to fight it with all my might. If there is a greater nuisance on Earth than this Perry I dont want to come in contact with it. Called at the Platts this evening to see Mrs. Goodman who was out. Spent the evening with the Platts. Moodey and Sankey have begun their operations here in the 4th avenue Covent Garden. I passed there and they seemed to be drawing like all the other well advertised shows that have been held there. I dare say some good comes out of it but it wasn't invented for "the likes o' me".