Wednesday, 24 September 1862

Fine ― i.e. cloudy ― no rain ― all day.

Rose at 6.30. ― Greek ― 7 to 8. ― Worked little but rather suppose, since I make them worse by ‘touching’ them, that I have finished the 2. Prescott Corfûs. ― Then, selected drawings for mounting &c. &c. &c. &c. ― No one came.

I hear the floor below is let. ―

At 3. walked to Dalziell’s ― who is urbane. ― to Mrs. Bergmann, who talks of Mr. Waddilov’s death. &c. But she is a kindly soul. ― Then to Wyatt’s ― & saw Mrs. W. & Harry.

Returned, & found ϕotographs of sketches by Maclean: ― I doubt their being ˇ[being] good ― ever. Worked a little to mend them. ― At 7.30. went to dine at Archibald Peels. Only one man there ― a lay inspector of school ― with an odd name ― like Varclock

Pleasant. ― Afterwards smoked till 11 ―

Ἒπια παραπολὺ παραπολλῶν πραγμάτων.[1]


[1] I drank very much very many drinks (NB).

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


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