Very beautiful, clearycloudly lovely day.
Rose at 7 & worked pretty well all day at one of those 8 small paintings ― Constantinople. ― Bunsen called, & told me a good deal about the Prussian Jews. ― F.L. wrote. At 4¾ ― I walked out. The middling round. Very blind I am with these glasses at twilight. Dined alone at 7. The cessation of extreme cold is a great blessing. The Hendersons overhead are quiet folk generally, which is also a blessing. Παπαδόπουλος’s not coming is a bore. Sent letter to Ann.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Previously published in part in Lear 1988, 126.]