Friday, 16 December 1859

O Lord! how cold! ――― rose at 8½ ― & at 9 breakfast. ― Thompson, Dr. Abney, Day, Beamont & one or two more ― very nice & pleasant, but I suffered horribly from cold. Then at 11½ Clark, who is kindness itself, went to the Fitzwilliam Museum ― & if the Bassæ got into the place I saw, it will indeed be well off. ― Then I went on ― (thick snow ever,) to Downing Coll.: & saw Dr. Worsley & Mrs. W.: kind good people. ― At 1/5 I took leave of Clark, having returned to Trinity, ― & came in a fly to Station. It was 2 before we left ― & the cold & deep snow were frightful. [―> Nothing is ― [gr.] than the combined effect of complete change of temperature added to violent & unusual motion ―, ― if applied to certain circumstances.] ― 5 before we reached town ― & then in a slow cab over slipping streets to Stratford Place by 6. Went to the Blue Posts & dined alone ― & returned at 7 or 8 to write.


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

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