Rose early & wrote Albanian journal. ― Letter from E.T.Alfred going up to town on Monday ― but she says, come ― so I had better go. Day, perfectly lovely, set out at 9 or 10 & walked slowly all along the cliffs ― civil nice children: very beautiful scenery. Came to Ventnor, which I did not like as well ― too crowded. Then to Bonchurch, where I called on Edward Peel, with a note ET had sent. He was very kind & agreable [sic], & after lunch, walked with me to the Church, & Hotels, & part of the way to Shanklin. The whole of this part of the island is lovely. At Shanklin, about 3 or 4. I turned into the downs & got to Appuldurcombe ― & then by some farms, ― very often losing much time by being obliged to go around cornfield &c. &c. ― I got up to the Downs over St. Lawrence, ― & at length reached the Well, & walked all along the Under Cliff to Niton by about 8 ― some 26 ― or 28 miles I should say. ―


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