Athos ― 1.

As fine, & perfectly calm throughout, ― but clouds at night.

Rather a better day ― ‘abdomen’ less troublesome. Letter from Sarah, enclosing one from Frederick: wretched doing in N. America. ― Worked at Athos ― & later at Schloss Elz, & Thebes & the Matterhorn.

Letter from Mr. Edwards with Liverpool paper, ― proclaiming my Cedars ― & stating me to have “conferred an obligation of the highest order on the Christian  world.”1 ―― Wrote to thank the father Edwards. Kind nice letter also from Mrs. G. Clive.

Dined at 4 ― wonderful to say ― a roast fowl!

Afterwards went to the Crakes, to take Hamilton’s boy a “long name.” Found a party there, Vandelen & Mrs. V. ― & Mr. & Mrs. Stent ― so staid, & was all the better for company.

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

  1. “Mr. Lear in this great picture not only achieved a professional success, but he has also conferred an obligation of the highest order on the whole Christian world.” Quoted in Vivien Noakes, 1969, p. 188. See also Letters, p. 194. []