Colder ― if possible. Last packings. Paying bills ―――

Cab to Farrant’s & other places. Chappell of Cramer’s out. At 2.30 came to Brighton Rail ― meeting B. Husey Hunt there. At Lewes by 5.20. Cold horribly intense. ― Dinner ―Mr. H.  & Julia S. ― Pleasant: but [ye] cold is very  bad. ―

My dear John Proby died on the 19th. Strange dream of life! May I find it more & more real by  thus contemplating its wonderful past & present.

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