Rose at 5. ―Wrote Journal of Cedars &c. ― Many letters ―
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.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]