At work by 6. Cold but bright. ―

Letter from S.W.C. ― worked always at the Edwards’ Bethlehem. Breakfast alone at 9.30. Letter from S. Clowes always in the North.

Lunch with B.H.H. at 1. ―

Worked very hard till 4.30. ― Then walked out on those beautiful downs ― to Mt. Caburn & back ― solo.

J.G. Blencowe ― & Currie at dinner.

J.G.B. is always a real good-hearted man. ― And now he is in parliament at least brute Bowen’s prophecy is unfulfilled ― “boor” ― “lout” ― & “utmost he’ll do is to drive a plough.”

Exquisite fine day.

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