Very fine ― but windy early ― & to noon. Afterwards, stormy & showery till 5 ― then fine again, but noisy sea & wind, the moony night.

Worked at Dead Sea, Lake & foreground, & at Matterhorn, & used up colours in beginning a Via Reggio sunset.

Letters from
J. Gould ― with 2 sketches of ducks ― beautiful.
Mrs. Frith &
Also at night, from
S. Bergmann, W.B. ill.

At 5 walked to Hastings, & sat with A. Fowler & his wife ― a very nice woman, till 7. Then walked back, looking at the break up wreck of the Collier wh. could but get off shore last night; ― & dined at the Sussex Hotel.

It grows cold now-a-days ― & I aweary: ― to stay ― or not to stay.

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