Rose at 5. ―Wrote Journal of Cedars &c. ― Many letters ―

Lady Waldegrave ― who likes her pictures.
C.F. ― ditto.
F.L. nice letter sent though Rome
W. Hornby ― ― ― ditto.
Letter of Hogarth club.
W. Holman Hunt ― & F. Coombe.

Breakfast. The prayers are not good here. The tea is: so are the Eggs. ― Finished little [boy] Blencowe’s Library of letters. ― At 11 went out (the day was dull & rainy a little ―) to Haywards Heath, & saw a Lunatic Asylum. Drove back by 4 ― with Decimus Burton. ― Mrs. Blencowe returned.

Wrote again. But, I slept from 5½ to 6½ ― or so.

At dinner were a Mr. Beck ― & a Philpot, brother of the Rome pupillious Philpot ― the other Blencowes afterwards. ― No people can be more hospitable or kinder than these. ―


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