Masada 19 day

If possible, colder ― breakfast in my own room.

No letters. A porter came, for me to draw Arabs from ― dressing him ― Ἄραψ.

Worked at Masada till 4.30. The days grow a little longer. Walked to Weybridge &c. ― hard & cold.

Wrote to T. Potter.

Dined: the 2 Hardmans, Miss Howard ― & a new man. ― The first 3 came to my rooms to see the picture.

Weary life of cold & ugliness, black, & snow horror.

The secession of S. Carolina, ahu! ―

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