Cloudy all day, & after 3 wet.

Rose late. ―

Worked at small Palermo.

Cross, ill, & altogether odious.

To Macbean’s. ―

(Gave the porter 8 pauls ― he going away.)

Mr. & Mrs. Foster came, & I gave her a good little drawing of the Dead Sea ― much on account of her kind Aunt, & my recollection of her the year S.H. was married.

Worked on ―: ― ill & unhinged.



Rose & worked again till 5.

P. Williams came.

At 6 went to the Knights, & saw Helen & the Duchess. ― C. is gone to England.


Dined alone. ― Read Bulwer’s life of Byron ― the best I have ever read: ― & thought a good deal on Annesley, & my old 1824 thoughts.

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