More depressed & weary of horror than ever.

Calls on Brandling ― out ―: Gush, ― whose 2 floor I half incline to take ― in my restless misery.

Went to Roberson’s, Foord’s &c. Met Chetwode, ― Ponsonby, & others. Calls on Mrs. Clive ― always out. ― Saw W. Beadon. Returned to Gush’s ― Called on Brandling, who came with me to Seymour St.: ― I gave him some drawings to [try] on wood. ―

Sir John Simeon came ― & bought the Jánnina! ―

― Cab to L. Bridge ― & rail to Maidstone: ― passed close below Park House ―― O! days of 54! ――

Dined at the Mitre & spent the evening with Daniel Fowler & his daughter, at Mrs. Fowler’s ― [Reginald] there. ― D.F. is very little changed in 16 years. ―

Mary Ann F. is pretty & very nice.

Pleasant evening. Gt. thunderstorm & rain, & very little sleep.

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