Monday, 24 December 1860


Rose at 8. Very bright, ― cold frost. Walked on Beach=parade. Am to stay over tonight, & to go by early αὒριον ((Tomorrow (NB).)) train. Breakfast. Wrote to Bright, Huish, & Wyatt afterwards. Then called on Mrs. W.Scrivens, ― the elder Mrs. S. ― (84 years old!!) & the Norths. Saw Mr. N. & Marianne. ― ……… Lunch. ― Afternoon walked to St. Leonards: ― Wagners ― Mr. & Miss W. ― called on the [Thurnwoods] also, who are good straight forward people. And how I recollected those endless evening walks, so lonely, & so calm ― last autumn!! ――― Return to Pelham Place. Dinner 6½, very stupendous. ―

Evening ― sang a good deal. bed by 12. ―

Most kindly good people. ―

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

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