Found that it was necessary to go by an early train ― so there was hardly any time before going off. Good dear B.H.H. lent me 50£ & by 9.10 ― off to Hastings. There the cold was intense, & I only ran about for an hour ― & then on to Ashford. ― Here the cold was still more intense: lunch. ― & on to Margate ― getting there by 4. Took luggage to Ann’s ― & then got a doz. of Port and one of Sherry & one of Ale for her. We dined at 5.30 & it was generally pleasant ― but I was madly cold & unwell.

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]