Monday, 23 January 1860

Sent letters to F.L.Col. Hornby ― & T.G. Baring.

Letters from Col. Hornby & F.L.

A very “degrading” day: most beezly! ― violent pouring rain & wind all day long.

Kitchen, full of water. Day so dark no work was possible.

A short note from F.L. ― & a letter from Col. Hornby enclosed, ― & a bill from B. & Bush.

Worried & raved all day at these shit-begotten Roman filths, who make me pay 90 dollars a quarter & will do nothing for my comfort.

Dined alone.

Penned out a Lebanon drawing. ―

XXX8

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

1 Comment

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One response to “Monday, 23 January 1860

  1. Roger Lathbury

    “Beezly!” The runcible man has done it again! Possibly a portmanteau–“beastly” and “breezy”?

    This is an unusually frank entry entry because of “shit-begotten,” a lovely phrase, in its way.

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