Dark, καὶ οὗτως καῖ ἐγῶ αὐτὸς.1
Worked for a very little time at Damascus, ― but not ill.
No-one came. ― Arranged 1838 sketches till 4.
Letter from W. Nevill. ― Umph.
Cab to Ann’s: ― poor dear she is really unwell; ― if she does not get better soon ― I shall not go abroad at all; but must strike out something new here ― Tennysonia? ― Palestine? ― ποῖος ἐξέυρει;2 ― take rooms at the Appuldurcombe Hotel? ― send for Giorgio? ―
Walked to Woodberry: ― no one there. Literally all that great house with only Talbot & Mrs. Talbot, & Martha ―― good people all three. M. got me some dinner rapidly ―& bye & bye W.N. returned. He is certainly very “rambling” at times, & often makes me uneasy. ― Willie has gone to Amsterdam. ―
At 9.30 I was sent in the Brougham to Highbury corner ― walked to the Angel, ― & Omnibus to Cavendish Square ―― walking home by 11. ―
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]