Cedars Day 9.

Slept all night. Rose at 6. It is pretty dark now εἰς ταύτην τὴν ὤρα.1 ― Worked at Musters “Philœ” till 8: will these drawings ever be finished?

Breakfast. Letters from E. Tennyson, & C. Flint (!) Wrote to both, as well as (previously,) to Ann, Chappell, & Mrs. R. Drewitt. ――― Dark & cloudy morning ― & after 11 ― hard cold rain.

By 10.5 was at work on the Cedars picture, & never stopped till 5.15: though it was very cold, ― & though Mr. Lyle sate by for hours, key jingling & light intercepting.

Yet I made much progress with the Cedars, & now must needs complete it ― tho’ I don’t see where. ――――

Dinner: ― pleasant al solito. ―

Afterwards, various work. ― penning ― writing &c.

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

  1. At this hour (NB). []