Cloudy all day ― & S. wind.

After breakfast, as I began to work on the Florence, ― G. came, dreadfully alarmed, saying that they had sent for him, as Spiro had a relapse. At 11, I, unable to work easily, called on Mrs. Herbert, & then went to Spiro’s, whom I found better after having been bled, but I cannot help fearing, very ill still.

Returned & worked, & read till 3. ―― Day very gray.

Letters from Mrs. Beadon ― W.F.B. is always worse ―
Dickenson ― (Major Reynolds wants a picture of Corfû.[)]
Mr. Edwards
Holman Hunt
& Ellen. ―

4 to 6 ― walked ―:

6.30 ― dined ―

8, sent George to his Mothers for the night.

Penned out Butrinto drawings till 10.20.

South wind ― but little of it.

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