Letters from
H.J. Brandling with woodcut of dead sea ― & a very nice one from H.tta Dennett, & one from Ann, who is at Leatherhed.

Languid & unwell. Worked, later; at the distance of Corfû ―

After dinner arranged things for leaving tomorrow, & at 8 ― walked to the W. Scrivens at Hastings ― a pleasant quiet house. Home by 10½.

The moon is late & wanes: but the evenings here have been mighty pleasant of late ― & the dull exile is sweetened as far as climate & quiet can. ― But the whole appears a parenthesis, & one expects the Corfû mountains (Albanian) to come out at any moment: so strong has that impression been. ―


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