Truth is truth.

Gray fine cold day.

Suddenly, resolved to cover the 2nd canvass, & outlined (painfully,) a S. Sabbas, & worked at it till 12. Macbeans ― no papers.

Letters from Mrs. G. Clive ― as always, nice, & from Ann

Sarah has arrived! 7 years away! ― for it was in 1852 ― Feby ― that I went down to Gravesend to see her off.

Worked again till nearly 5 & very well.

Walked alone to ½ mile on the P. Pia road.

Dined alone. ― Wrote alone. Drew alone ― at Musters S. Sabbas. ―

All things are alone. ―

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