Cedars ― 12th day.

Very depressing ― dark, wet day. ― Mr. Lyle says it is so delightful, because it enhances the fine days afterwards. I would rather have them now.

Letter from S. Markham, ― P. Williams & Gibson were there on last Tuesday ― & to Friday, the 12th ― when they left for Rome. ―

I went to Lyle’s at 9.30 & worked at the Cedars. But I was unwell & utterly oppressed by the dark gloom.


Yet I worked on: ― tho’ I really don’t know if I worked ill or well. ―

Later, they were putting up doors & hammering, distracteringly.

Lo ― at 3.30 came Mr. Hewitson, with Mr. Charles Empson!! ― see page 30 April.

At 5.30 came away ―

Wrote a longish letter to Mrs. Empson. ―

Dinner: sate next little Raleigh ― who is very interesting in his way.

I couldn’t make up “my mind” to go into the reading room. So came ’pstairs, & wrote again.

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