Sunday, 31 August 1862

Threatening rain, but rainless ― gray ― all day.

Rising at 7. writing note to Mrs. Clive, T. Cooper, & Hutton. ― At 9 ― wandering about the old rooms ― prints, miniatures, old china Turtle ― books &c.: hall ― organ, &c. &c. &c. &c. Watercloset ― [Gilleray] & Donaldson, Hottentot venuses &c. &c.

Walk in Gardens. Breakfast. Vandykes ― (one, of H. Maria, for Col. Bradyll.) Snyders, &c. &c. ― The going to Church ― old church ― pew ― service, chanted &c.: pleasant, sermon stupid. Afterwards, walk with Mr. W. immense Chestnut trees. ―

Church. ― Park again ― from 4.30. to 6. ― ―――

Dinner 6.30. Same party. Afterwards, Mr. & Mrs. Wilmot, & her brother.

Anecdote from Mr. W. of Turner.

All sung well ―

Bed at 11.30

Ἂς εὐχαριστοῦμεν τὸν θεὸν![1]

a better month ―

only 9 crosses.

 


[1] Let us thank God! (NB).


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

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