Rose at 6. Wet

For all that ― these are kind & good folk, & perhaps I may see them no more.

Breakfast at 7 with B. ― & off by rail ― (he to Brighton,) by 8. At 119 Marina St. Leonard’s at Sea ― by 9.30.

Letters from Mrs. G. Scrivens, & Cramer’s bill.

Began to work, but grew ill X. Then came Gush, with Miss G. so I walked to Hastings with them; returning ― called on Fowlers ― (nothing more heard & all away) ― & was photographed. Saw G. Middleton also.

Home ― worked a very little: but rather read “The 3 clerks.”1

Ugly letter from J. Harford ―― & better from S. Robinson.

Dined. & read. & sulkied. ――

At 6.30 walked again to Hastings, & saw the 2 little Fowlers, ― the parents have written that there is no hope for poor little Alfred!

So I came slowly back, & went to the Sussex for some Soda water, & lo, there was Mr. Harness ―so we talked from 8 to 10, & he was very pleasant. His likings of Lord Byron, & his unlikings of Lady B. are interesting. ―

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

  1. Anthony Trollope, The Three Clerks. A Novel. 3 vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1858. []