Saturday, 9 August 1862

Gray ― no sun ― no rain.

Slept better, & rose better. Worked at the Robinson Corfu: & a little at 2 others. And after 2 ― Roberson having sent the small new size panels, ― I made drawings of Gethsemane ― Rachel’s Tomb & Mt. Athos, ― & suddenly put them all 3 on the panels & canvass. By that time it was just 4 ― so I soon set off to Waterloo Station, & at 4.50 ― off to Strawberry ― arriving there at 5.20.

Sneyds & Berties are the order of the day. Lady W. & C.F. walking. I hear Grenfell has come back. A vast spirit of dullness possessed, & partly possesses me ― but I am a little better for talking to Lady ― Bertie. It is now 7.15. ―

Dining not very unpleasant. ―― Afterwards, talk of the Chatelherault Dukedom &c. ―

Later ― Whist & billiards ― a fearful alternative: ― bored to death.

bed by 12. C.F. from 11.30 to 12.


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

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