Showery ― Cedars.

Bright Smith.                | vague
R. Jameson |
Mrs. Jameson               |
Mrs. Coleridge |
Mr. Duckworth | pleasing
Mrs. Duckworth           |
Miss Duckworth           |
Mr. Simpkinson | tiresome
Mrs. Simpkinson.          |
Miss Wagner |
Admiral Robinson | delightful
Mrs. Robinson.             |
Mrs. Seymour | welcome &
Alfred Tennyson |          pleasant
M. Halliday. ――         after I was out

At 6 ― resolving to go to Lady Waldegrave’s private theatricals, went & had my hair cut. But it was very cold, & I returned, resolving not to go.

So I didn’t.

But dined at tome on 2 mutting chops, & read Emerson Tennent,1 very peaceably.

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

  1. Perhaps Sir James Emerson Tennent’s Ceylon. An Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical. 2 vols. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1959; or the older The History of Modern Greece. 2 vols. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830, still under the name of James Emerson, Esq. []