Darkish early ― but a fine day ― & “frightfully warm.”
Worked at the Bethlehem ― ἢ κακως, ἢ καλῶς, δὲν ἐξεύρω. ((Whether good or bad, I do not know (NB).)) ― At 3 resolved to make up the room for visitors, & to wind up by the end of February if possible. ― Went to Foord’s, & ordered the Beirût & Damascus frames, & the Cedars, back here.Walked at ― 4.30, to J. Edwards at his office. ― He is restless & unhinged, & I do not see, after all ― that he is sure to settle & do well. It rather appears to me that he may suddenly fling everything away, & go abroad. Drummond’s ˇ[last] letter, as all I hear from him, ― bespeaks a good & kind hearted man.
Dined at home on cold beef at 6.30. Read H. Melvilles “Marquesas” ((I.e. Herman Melville’s Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Month’s Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas (1846).)) ― & did some Greek.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]