Rose at 6. Very cold: gray. Breakfast 7.30. & with Lawrence, & Wolstenholme ― & Riley went to Station at 8.13 ―. Cab with Lawrence, & home by 9. Coloured Spezzia drawings. ― Hanging frames. Lawson called. & at 2 or 3 ― W.G. Clark, who looke over Mt. Athos views. ― Letter from Dalziell ― who says 4000 of the Bk. of Nonsense are sold, 2000 more printed. ―― At 5 ― walked to the Regent’s Park, ― & the sun shone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christ! What people is this that does not make all the bells to ring when the sun is seen! ――
Called on Mrs. Martineau ― who was out ― but Miss M. was in; & I talked to her awhile, & walked back. ― Coloured sketches again till 7. At 8. ― to Fairbairn’s.
A “mixed party.”
Dinner excellent: company not so. ― A bore. ―
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]