Rose at 6. Grey ― pleasant. Drew. At 9, drew at the Morning sketch till 10 being bright & [pretty].

Breakfast. ― Drew again afterwards & “packed.” ― At 1short walk with C. Braham ― & with C. Harcourt. Hurried lunch, και αλλα πραγματα.1 ― At 1.40 off in Fly, with C.F. & C.B. to Cultham. ― Rail to town ― (C.B. fussy ― & lost his hat,) by 4. ― Cab home. Letters from,

Jane Hunt
Fanny Coombe
S.W. Clowes.
Mrs. G. Scrivens
E. Drummond.
Mrs. E. Drummond.
W. Nevill.
Lady Farquhar
Mrs. Shakespear &c. &c. &c.

One of the Drawing Cabinets [arrived]: ― worked at placing Drawings. F.W. Gibbs came. Wrote & worked till 7. ―

Cab, with Canvasses, to Foord’s, & then []2 to Blue Posts ― with merry kindly Chichester Fortescue, & we dined together very happily. Home by 10. ―


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

  1. And other things (GT). []
  2. A blot makes the word unreadable, or perhaps Lear decided to cross it out. []