Sunday, 24 July 1859

Letters from Ann & Mrs. Empson.

Wrote to Ann
Mrs. Empson
Emily Tennyson
Mrs. Hunt.
J. Cross
Mrs. Coombe.

& after all that writing it was 3. ― Too many “public” were bathing ― so I went not to the sea. And at 3¾ I walked being dressed in black, to Hastings. Perhaps this quiet life may do me good ― God grant it may.
The dinner & evening at G. Scrivens’s was very pleasant ― in a way. ― Later W.S. came in & at 10¼ I left & walked back to this quiet place. ―


Dreamy life, which as yet I have never fully realized ― nor perhaps ever shall. ―

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

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