Sunday, 14 September 1862

Wet all day. ― Rose at 6.30. Greek till 9.30.

Letters from Mrs. Prescott ― Ellen, J. Husey Hunt, Julia Goldsmid, & Mrs. Shakespear. (Later wrote to Ellen, Mrs. Prescott, Julia Goldsmid, & T.G. Baring.)

Breakfast ― whereat I was glum. Breakfasts are a bore. ―

Afterwards ― looked at all the pictures with Currie.

Wrote till 12.30 or later. ―― Lunch ―: dull & a bore to me. Afterwards ― shewed drawings ― & lo! the key had stuck in the hinge of the box! ――

Then we essayed to walk, but it rained horribly, so we walked ― sottombrella ― all about, ― I with Mr. Dodson. The American News were fearful this morning ― but the Adams’s preserve their brilliant phases. ― Wrote a bit & dozed. Was 2 minutes late for dinner ―

Afterwards were games of letters ― & ghost stories, & latterly I sang 2 songs: then bed at 11.30.


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

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