Saturday, 22 January 1859

1 Mrs Ogle
2 Miss ――
3 Miss ――
4 Mrs. Hall
5 Mrs. Storey
6 Miss Storey
7 Mrs. Sargent
8 Mrs ――
9 Mr. ――
10 Mr. Perkins
11 Mrs. Perkins
12 Miss Brewer
13 Mrs. Brewer
14 Dr. Henry
15 Mrs. Henry
16 M. Delâtre
17 Mrs. Fetherstonebough.
18 Miss}
19 Mrs}  Americans
20 S.W.C.
21 Gibbs
22 Hibbert
23 Arbuthnot

Woke somewhat better, & drew till 12 after breakfast ― sent letter to J. Hutchinson. All those people came, but I was far too ill to “talk well” ― & could only get through my “lecture” with difficulty. Afterwards I drew again, but growing cold, at 4, walked out, & meeting S.C. & Bright, went round the Borghese: Neither were satisfactory. ― The former most sadly life-wearied & vacant: both gossipping & common: ― perhaps I am too “intolerant.” Gibbs seems to me the most anxiously progressive man I see here. ―

I returned home to dine comfortably at 6. ―

Wrote to Ann afterwards.

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

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