Sunday, 18 November 1860

Perfectly glassy clear & bright!

Breakfast at 8 & walked to rail at 9.

Ἄσχημος κὰι ασθενῆς. ((Ugly and ill (NB).)) X

Bore!

To Stratford Place: & found a letter from C.F. very nice.

Bus to Angel ― & walk by Highbury to Woodberry.

Only W.N. & Susan Head.

Willie is better ― (but it was scarlet fever,) & at Gresham St.

Afternoon immensely happy ― & so brilliant & beautiful! ― At 4 in pony chaise to St. John St. ― & cab to Waterloo Station.

Young middy in carriage ― who took out lots of chocolate to give a little child: ― a nice English boy. He had been at Corfû & to Crimea in the “Hannibal” ― & at Australia in the “Abu? dair? ――――― ?[”]

He was a well-informed & pleasant lad!

Moonlight. Walked to Hotel.

Bed early. ―

X9 ((This X is connected to the one above in the page, presumably indicating a single attack.))

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

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