Sunday, 30 January 1859

X10 Rose at 8. Weather cloudy ― & warmer ― the first change. ― Wrote to F.L. after breakfast & read last year’s journals ― perhaps so far a useful task that one is somewhat reconciled thus to the present. ― But the irritation of body & mind is fearful ― & again X11 ― sad & weary grief. ―

At 1 S.W.C. called ― & good Terry. Letters from  Lady Stratford, Gibbs &c.. ― At 3½ went to church, & afterwards with S.W.C. around the Borghese. Returning, met the Chetwodes, & walked with them till 6. Dined with S.W.C. ― Cowper, & Hibbert, ― on the whole, pleasant evening. ― Warmer ― thank goodness.

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

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