Thursday, 25 October 1860

Damp ― not dark. ― Rose at 6½.

Arranged pictures & wrote till 8.

Breakfast. ― Got in readiness the 1Beirût ― 2Damascus, 3.Interlaken ― 4.Bethlehem, 5.Φιλάτες, 6.Zagori, 7.S. Sabbas ― & 8 Philœ for Oatlands. Then worked at Lady W.’s 2 Nunehams ― & finished them. Ποῖ, fell fast asleep. Then arranged watercolour drawings & drew at Beirût till 2 or 3. ― Slept again.

At 3.30, James Ferrier & delightful little Mrs. Ferrier came: & looked at drawings till at 5 ― James Edwards came: & we all walked to Piccadilly. Rain. Call on Mr. Hay: Lady Hamilton Chichester there: poor old gentleman. ―

Called on R. Curzon: out: ― & C. Massingberd, whom is always a pleasure to see. From 7 to 8 walked up & down Burlington arcade. Then Blue Posts & C. Fortescue: who is livelier & healthier then of old. His story of Mr. Hamilton is sad enough, of Mrs. Ruxton bright & good. Chi good. ―

We talked till 10 ― & walked afterwards. Home ― nearly 11.

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

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