Sent letter to F.L.

Very fine ― clear, but colder.

Once more to Cerbara [sic], starting at 8½ ― & there by 10½. Drew badly & blackly & wearily. ―

But somehow today was not unpleasant.

My cold however became much worse, ― & the dim home was painfullish. ―

Invitation from Mrs. Story to breakfast tomorrow to meet Mrs. B. Stowe. No go. ― Dessoulany had called. Dined alone. Cold too bad to work. ―

Cheales came: he is afraid for C. Massingberd, also ― ――

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