Woke early, ― but slept again, & rose at 8. Letters from J.E. Cross ― & B. Chapman. ― Began to work at those dreadful Parnassii, but F.L. came in, , & Charles Wynne later, so I did not do very much. ― And at 3 I went out & called Col. Clowes, ― & to Daddy Hunts Pictures, (where was W.G. Clark of Peloponnesus,) & then on Miss Yates ― & various others. All this town seems absurdly small, & wearily tiresome: ― & life too. Returned at 5 ― &

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O confusion of existence!

& slept.

Waking, she found it was too late to go to Brompton, so she painted for an hour, & then, sending for some bold ceef & bable teer, ― she dined.

Afterwards came Edward Holmes ―: exactly the same as ever: ― he stayed till half past ten, & I was truly glad I was in.

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