Dull ― even gray: but not fine: ― dark at times, but also a small idea of sun later.

Worked pretty hard at the 2nd Stansfeld Campagna picture.

Nice letter from Lord Clermont.

W.F.B. breakfasted with me: he is (naturally,) full of the day’s affairs, & I often wish I had a livelier nature at early hours.

Nobody came all day ― absurd to relate.

Slept, ασματοsely ― at 3.

At 4 rushed out: Omnibus to Wardour St. ― Foords.

Walk to Charing Cross, & to Robersons: ― & then all the way through the city ― (for it was earlier than I thought,) to Mr. Bell’s ―: out. ― To the Blackwell station ― & at Blackwell by 6¾ . ―


Wonderful good dinner. Brass band. View of ships.

(Recollections of H. Lushington, & my last dinner here.)

Talk with Clark. ― Simultaneous rush to Omnibus. ―― & all got outside ― with much fun.

I, at Bond St. left. ―


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