Saturday, 14 June 1862

Wet & cold & damp ― at least this place is.

Rose at 6.30 ― & penned out till 9.30. Breakfast. Charles H. ― Sir E. & Lady Percy ― who are really nice people ― the Herveys & Miss Money: ― but this Life in these houses is dreary work to me. ― Boles all wrong: read in library till 12. ― Colored & penned till 1.30 ― & some Homer till 1.45. ― I am aweary. ―

Lunch ― but I am boreable & bored.

Abunjiant storm & rain ― billiards & dawdle.

C. Fortescue is also come. ― Once, at 5, there was a gleam of sunshine, & I walked out, but generally I penned out, or coloured, or did Homer. At 7 ― walked with C.F. till 7.30. Dinner,

Evening ― rayther tiresome ― billiards & cards bore me ― as do all “amusements[.]”

Sang a little.

Talk with C. Fortescue afterwards till midge night.


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

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