Wednesday, 19 December 1860

Very hard frost ― bright & very cold. Rose at 7½ ― & packed.

Left Oatlands at 10.30 ― to be absent for a week ― the 6 unfinished pictures left behind. Took the 7 small ones with me. At Foords by 12 ― & then to 15 Stratford Pl.

Letters from C.F. & F.L. both very nice.

Pleasant banker’s balance.

Wrote to C.F. ― F.L. Ann, S.W.C.

Foords people came to put in the small pictures.

London is truly dreadful to me ― yet the place is at least quiet. From 5 Greek till 6.15.

Dined at the W. Beadons’. W.F.B. rather better. ἡ Κυρία, παχεία. ((The Lady, fat (NB).)) ― Willie at home.

Mrs. Sneyd, (Mother of late Mrs. Cecil Beadon) ― Rev. ― Edwards, & a Mr. Beecher.

Η Ἑσπέρα, μάλλον βαρεία. ((The evening, rather gloomy (NB).))

Cold.

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

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