Cedars Day 7

Very calm day, & positively warm.

Went at 9.30 to Lyle’s, but came a horseman from Claremont ― with a very nice note from M.[L.] Comte de Paris, asking to see my drawings on Monday. ― So I had to return & write an answer, After that, Hewitson interrupted me a bit, so that I only got 4 hours real work. ―

Then Edwards came, ― a good lad, ― & we walked about till 6.

Dinner, livelyish. ― But afterwards I was obliged to go into the reading room, & finally to sing: but barring Cruise & one or two others it was a horrid bore. However I sate till 11.

Such gregarious work is highly odious. ――

Ἄς κάμωμεν πάντοτε τὴν υπομονὴν.1

Μόνος ειμαι: μόνος ἥμουν: κὰι μόνος πρέπει νὰ ἧημαι ―――― πάντοτε ― τουλακίζον εις τούτον τὸν  κόσμον.2

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

  1. Let us always be patient (NB). []
  2. I am alone: I was alone: and alone I must be ―――― always ― at least [if by τουλακίζον Lear means τουλάχιστον] in this world (NB). []