Merry rail to town. Cab to Stratford Pl. & then set off to go to Oatlands, meeting Thrupp, with whom I walked to the Waterloo Station. From Walton Station I walked to Mr. Lyles ― & arranged to send the picture: ― then lunched at the Hotel, & afterwards walked among the Cedars & called on Mr. Hewitson. ― Then to Walton on Thames ― meeting Charles Lushington & “Lacaita” on the way. Poi, called on John Lewis, & saw first Mrs. L. then l’Arrabiato1 ― who is always sneery & disagreable in many ways. Rail ― & back to town by 7 ― & cab home ― as, once more, it poured with rain.
Torrinx of rain all night.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]
- The angry one. [↩]