(Didn’t know it was [Ash Wednesday]1 until I saw salt fish.)
A very brutal day. Riz ― to find a coat of snow over all things. After which, a deadly thick fog ― so dark that all work was nonplussed. ― So I drew Nonsenses ― till tired, ― at 2 or 3 ― fell asleep.
Frank however ― outstaid him.
At 7½ at E. Drummond’s. Only Mrs. D. there: ― sweet sad faced ― natural & charming mannered, ― & good altogether is that little Lady. They are both really kindly nice people. ―
Raw, horrid cold. ―
A dark & do-nothing day.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]
- Lear has drawn a box around the printed words at the top of the page and connected it to this point. [↩]