Rose at 5½. Greek till 8. Worked irregularly ― & suddenly came to awful grief
X1 X2 X3
At 5 went to Lady Reid, Mrs. Gage, & Miss Eisenbach; ― dined alone, & to bed early.
 Lear marked his epileptic seizures with Xs, sometimes, as here, indicating how many he had in a month by a number. He was not consistent, however; in some cases he did not number the marks or only numbered the days on which he had an attack, even when more than one X appeared.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]