Bright & calm.

But, ill for him, who, bettering not with time
Corrupts the strength of heaven descended Will.1

Also, I read over the oft-read 10th & 11th March ― a year ago ― thankful to have kept that journal.

Worked pretty well at the smallest Philæ ― till 3.

Post brought one paper (26th to 28th) ― a Saturday ― & 2 letters. one

From T. Woolner, asking me to write to Ld. D. about his Chance of P. Albert monument. I could not do so ― & wrote to tell him so.

From T. Cooper ― enclosing a rather nice note from “Marnie” Yatman. “Do come & see us ― if you are in England ― & we will not abuse Tennyson.” ―

At 4 walked to Potamo ― & the Govino road round returning by 6.45. Very warm & calm.

Dined at 7.15. Penned out No. 5 Spezzia sketches ― till 10.

Maude away. Mrs. M. & her brother howl & thump painfully.

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

  1. Tennyson, “Will”. The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856. 516 []