Monday, 25 August 1862

Very lovely all day ― Less bright after 12 or 1.

Rose at 6. ― Greek. At 9 ― Prayer ― alquanto si sente che manca il puntuale.[1] ―

Breakfast ― pleasant. The children are certainly a remarkable lot: so individualized & clear=cut in character. Drew from 10 to 1 ― at a Sepia drawing of Valley of Jehosaphat ― better than χθὲς.[2]

Then, shewed folios of drawings to Lady W. & the children ― whose remarx are very interesting.

At 4 ― walked out: the Gardens are delightful; ― to the [Stitting flat]: & back by 6.45.

Dinner at 8. Colonel Baker of the 8th & talk of Captain Elephant &c. ―

Bed at 12[.]



[1] Lear must have meant: “One greatly feels a lack of punctuality.”

[2] Yesterday (NB).

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

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