Cedars, ― perhaps finished.

Τὸ κακὸν.1

Lighter day, looked at Cedars, & I think finished all ― or nearly all I can.

At 5 came poor Lady Selina Vernon ― alone poor dear, her visit was very pleasant to me.

At 6 I called on S.W.C. out ― & on Lady James ―. Dined alone at Blue Posts, & home by 8.15. Letter from Mrs. Clive ― She & they go to Barkham tomorrow.

At 9 ˇ[8.30] came Charles Cockburn, now full Colonel, just landed from the Ellora. I showed him H. Bruce’s, Hyde Beadon’s, & poor W.F. Beadon’s letters, from which he plainly saw how the case really is. At 9.30 he went. ― He says Mauritius is a perfect climate.

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

  1. The evil (NB). []