Same ― wonderful Paradise weather.

Queer mechanical life I lead! ―

Breakfast ― uncomfortable ― bacon uneatable, & tea cold.

No letters. Wrote to
J. Gould.
Dalziell & later
Mrs. Hunt.

Looked over Nonsenses, & gave some nonsense prints to the little boy next door.

Painted at the 2 Thebes all day, but wearily.

Letters ― at 3 from Mrs. Husey Hunt
Ellen Newsom
& Lady James

At 6 walked to Hastings, overtaking G. Scrivens & “Sam” Ashton?

Dined at the G.Sc. … good dinner & passably pleasant. W.S. came in afterwards. Sang ― later. George S. I seem to see very much aged. ―

“Home” by 11.35 ― whereat Miss Thurnwood growled. ― It is however ― good 2 miles, too far for driving distance.

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