Chapter 1 Departure from England. First letter from Lady Hester Stanhope. Stay in Paris. Second letter from Lady Hester. Mr Leander Miranda. Visit to Chateau Borbilly. Journey to Geneva.
Chapter 2 December 17, 1818 to February 14, 1819. Geneva. The first Lord Stanhope. A Ball. The Rev. Mr Rooke. Tour around the lake. Meals in Geneva. Jouer le Proverbe. Character of Swiss plebeians. Four servants engaged. Letter to Lady Hester Stanhope February 14 1819.
Chapter 3 February 15 1819 to March 13, 1819. Journey from Geneva to Turin and from Turin to Genoa. Letter to Lady Hester Stanhope. Letter from Colonel Missett. Stay at Genoa.
Chapter 4 March 13, 1819 to April 9, 1819. Voyage from Genoa to Cyprus. Letter to Lady Hester Stanhope. Stay at Cyprus. Letter to Lady Hester Stanhope. Letter from Lady Hester Stanhope. Passage from Cyprus to Sayda.
Chapter 5 April 9 to May 9, 1819. Reception by Lady Hester Stanhope of Mr Miranda, the servants and myself. Doings at Abra. Rivalry of the Emir Beshyr and Sheykh Beshyr. Flight of the governor of Jaffa.
Chapter 6 Lady Hester Stanhope’s Religious Opinions.
Chapter 7 May to August 1817. Narration carried back two years. First return of the author from Syria to France. Mr D. Urquhart, Monsieur Lesseps, Sir Robert Liston, Mr Turnbull, Dr Symonds, the Rev. Mr Bradford. Description of Marseilles. Journey to Paris. Stay in Paris. Journey to England.
Chapter 8 August 15 to December 3, 1817. Doings in England. Candidate at St Thomas’s Hospital. Letter to Earl Stanhope. Lady Hester’s father’s will. Disputes arising from it. My daughter Lucy’s schooling expenses. My degrees at Oxford. Letter to Lady Hester. Lady Hester’s letter.
Chapter 9 December 7, 1817 to February 16, 1818. Journey through the Midland Counties. History of Dr Newbury’s dismissal. Visits to sundry persons; friends of Lady Hester Stanhope.
Chapter 10 Residence in London from February to August 1818. Occurrences there.
Chapter 11 The author’s residence in London.
Chapter 12 September 1818. La Bergère des Alpes. Directions where to search for her and a description of her person and qualities.
Chapter 13 Lady Hester’s reflections on her brother’s conduct. Bedawys at her house. Englishmen at her gate. Mrs Fry’s sufferings. Visit of Solyman Effendi. The Sultan’s harym. Money rates. Refractory slaves. Gall and Spurzheim. The village of Garyby. Visit to the Sheykh Beshyr.
Chapter 14 Scenes in High Life. Anecdotes of the Prince Regent, of the Duke of Cumberland, of the 1st and 2nd Earls of Chatham, of Earl and the Countess Stanhope, of Earl and the Countess Harrington, and of others of the nobility. Early days of Lady Hester.
Chapter 15 Lady Hester goes to a retreat on Mount Lebanon.
Chapter 16 Lady Hester goes to a retreat on Mount Lebanon (continued).
Chapter 17 Passage to Cyprus.
Chapter 18 Suit in the Geneva Courts. Adjudication. Journey from Geneva to London.