Rose at 7. Dickenson’s men came, & placed the Cedars across the room. I cleared the front room for cleaning ― & then packed & arranged for 3 weeks going out. Letters from Mrs. Empson ― (or rather Marion Palmer,) say I am not to come there: & C. Church’s would not fit, ― full of marriage ceremonies: ― & Sir J. Reid is away. ― So I must give up the west at present, & go to the I. of Wight I think.

At 3 I went to Stonefield St. ― & sate with Ellen & Sarah. ― With Sarah I walked to her old Albian St. house ― & [about] the roads, here & there: ― she has done well for all: & I still hope will go out to N.Z. with S. & F.S. & his family. ―

I walked partly back: ― & was at home by 6.

Godson Coombe came, & we dined together. ―

Percy Coombe is most kindly & modest, ― & ― as far as his natural ability, & his education allow, intelligent, & attractive. ― I am very glad he is tied to me.

O! ai! αὒριον!1

τὸ αὒριον τὸ μαύρον τὸ ἂσχημον!

τὸ τέλος τῶν ἂλλων!

ἐτελιώθη ὃλα2

Dear good Mrs. Greville Howard sent to ask after me to night.

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

  1. Tomorrow (NB). []
  2. Dark and ugly tomorrow! / the end of the others! / all is over (NB). []