Drew 20£ from Drummonds

Darker & colder. But as if that wasn’t enough, they began to saw & thump over my head; & do all I could, I could not get it stopped. The fact is, they are repairing rooms, & don’t care if I stay or not. So, ― weighing this, together with the impossibility of working well at the large Cedars in the little room ― & that the larger ones are too cold, ― I resolved to go ―: the expense of this place too is great: ― though on the other hand are light & better health. Finally, “ἄς ὑπάγωμεν.”1 ― So I violently packed up all things ― & at 2 came in a fly with part of my roba,2 ― & having been to Drummonds & to Stratford Place, returned again to Oatlands by the 5.15 train.

Dined quite alone, ― & as they would not let me rest even after dinner, but sawed & knocked as much as ever, I grew, naturally, furious, & ordered a fly to leave the place, when at length they chose to put a stop to the nuisance.

A sudden resolve, but I think ― necessary.

Ann is 70 to day.

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

  1. Let us get going. []
  2. Things. []