Cedars 20th day.

Day, gloomy, dark, foggy ― cold, damp ――― altogether horrible.

Letters from Ann & L. Shakespear. Wrote to Mrs. S. Worked a good deal at Cedars, when there was light enough.

I must be better somehow than in other years ― or I could not keep up in this frightful gloom & physical suffering.

Possibly Edwards may come tonight ― but I hardly think he will in such weather.

Walked up & down & about ― but it rained more or less. At 6.30 J. Edwards came.

Dinner: & talk: & evening in my room.

(Ὁ Κύριος Δρούμονδ ― ὁ συζυγὸς τῆς ἀδελφῆς τῆς Κυρίας Λίζερ ― εἶναι ὁ ἵδιος Δρούμονδ ποῦ εἶδα εἰς τὸν Κωλόνιαλ Ὅφις ― διὰ τὸν Τἀλβοτ ― γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ δύω ― τοῦ Λόρδου Δέρβι.)1

Queer chains of life.

Bed at 11.

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

  1. Mr. Drummond ― the husband of Mrs. Lizar’s sister ― is the same Drummond I saw at the Colonial Office ― by Talbot ― [they are] both secretaries ― of Lord Derby (NB). []