Wednesday, 30 July 1862

Fine all day.

No sleep ― indigestion & bother-boles ―

X11 ― Rose at 6.30 ― & during the day worked at Sir F.G.’s Athos ― & not ill.

But first ― Mr. & Mrs. Middleton came & a Miss Bridges. ― & later, Mrs. Jonathan Nevill, with Tarratt N. & his bride: very pleasant, & young T.N. is a superior youth. ― (I gave him a letter to W.G.C. ―) Later, Sir Creswell Creswell, who is a very agreable & pleasant man.

It was too late to go out ― so I rather fussed till nearly 8 ― (7.52.) when Holman Hunt came. At first I was thinking, he might have come sooner to see my pictures, but then I remembered his own hard work, & did not think so.

We concurred on the possible marriage of his sister: & on other matters; & he left me to go to the R.A. soirée. ―

Having done some Homer ― I now go to bed ― at 11.

Lady Strangford sent a nice note ― asking for any sketch for 7.7.


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

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