Not quite so dark, but beastly enough.

W.F. Beadon ― poor fellow, & Mr. Clarke the Architect called. And Terrick Hamilton, whose age is so well & gracefully borne ― he never seems ˇ[to grow] much older.

Worked at Damascus pretty hard. C. Massingbeard came at 4 ― & I had intended to go to the Crakes, but I walked out with him until it was too late ― so I came back to dine on frigid beef at home.


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