Rose at 7: perfectly bright: ― from 7.45 to 8.15 walked ― attended by the queer little Scotch dog ― to Mr. Lyles ― & looked at the old Cedars.

Breakfast & came away in the omnibus at 9.15.

From Waterloo, cab to Mr. Lawrence’s ― where I paid £5.5.0 for his fees of 2 visits, & for the man who was to give dearest Ann Chloroform.

What a happiness is it that the operation was given up!

― At Stratford Pl. found many letters. ― Wrote, & packed, & sent Thomas to Drummond’s with Mr. Edwards’ 103£. At 2 came to Waterloo Station, ― & at 3 ― rail, by 6, to Lymington.

But, δὲν εἶναι ἀτμούπλεον1 ― so I wait here till tomorrow.

Abode at the Angel Inn ― dreary & dumb. 40 people in the Coffee-room ― so I dined alone in a large room with a piano. Cold & sad.

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

  1. There is no steamboat (NB). []