Tuesday, 22 January 1861

Not too cold. Rose at 7.30 ― & worked at Bethlehem from 9 to 4, & very decently.

At 4 went to Wyatt’s ― & by 6 to Mr. Bell’s. Only Mr. & Mrs. B. & JameSalter [sic].

Evening così ((So so.)) ― cards ― which abhor me.

Walked to Fleet St. with James S. Cab home by 11.

Why have all chymists female names?

He is either an Ann Eliza, or a Charlotte Anne.

How many foreigners, & of what nation make one uncivil?

40 Poles make one rood ―

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

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One response to “Tuesday, 22 January 1861

  1. Sara Lodge

    hello Marco, I’ve been going through the diary recently and mostly you do a very fine job of transcription. But here the joke is ’40 Poles make one rood’ – it’s imperial measurements.A set of puns like the ones above it: a chemist is either an analyser or a charlatan. xx Sara

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