The same bright clear cold. ―

Left kind dear Mrs. Empson, & good Arthur at 10.15 ― a happy & pleasant visit.

At Stratford Place by 2 or 3 ― & busied myself in getting the back room feasible. But, in doing so, ― I found more pain & inconvenience brought back, & I wrote to say Mr. Rose to come tomorrow. ― S.W. Clowes came ― always kindly. ――

My sadness is, as it were, more solid than ever. Dined alone. ―

Vastly shockingly miserable & ill ―body & mind.

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