X12 / No end of dismals! ――
Rose late. ―― Letter from Ann ― enclosing a little note from Fred.k ˇ[Lear] acknowledging receipt of 10£. ― also she says Harriett is worse; but I do not see, as yet, that she is much more so than last year.
No letter from J.E.C. ― but, on the whole, considering the uncertainty of the picture=affairs, ― &c. ― I resolve to go to town tomorrow.
So I remain at home. (Trinity Sunday!) & pack up. At 2 C.M.C. returns ― [gr.]! ― ― & at 3 I went to the Cathedral. ― ― There preached Dr. Tuffnell, Bp of Brisbane! ― a very good & Apostolic sermon ― but who can reflect without confusion & regret that so apparently good a man is going to a Govt with such a Govr!
Returned at 4½ & dined with C.M.C. I am now going out to walk. C.C. is gone to his other duty.
Walked alone to the top of the Dulcot Hill ― grey calm beautiful ― but strangely dull. ―
Returned at 9 ― 9.30 ― & after talk with C.M.C. ― went to bed.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]