Wholly dark, cold, & utterly miserable. And letters came from Church, misdirected, so that I never got them yesterday.


P. Williams's Neapolitan Peasants at a Fountain, 1859.

Arranged, unpacked, &c. &c. ― At 12, C.M.C. & at 2 I walked with him to various palces, & then to the Brompton Boilers, & saw Giant Turner, & also P. Williams “Fountain”1 ―― which looks very well: tho’ its evident circle=like composition is unpleasant. Yet by Eastlakes imposition it seems fine.) ― C.M.C. went to Lord Aucklands, & I back alone ― paying bills &c. & home by 5. Saw Gush ― returned from Canada. Saw Curzon (Robert) ― Saw Grenfell. ―

What is to become of the Cedars?


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

  1. Penry William’s Neapolitan Peasants at a Fountain, 1859, now at Tate. []