Rose at 6.30. Fog!! ―――――
Both Mr. & Mrs. Prescott breakfasted ― at 9. (prayer first, very good & pleasant & short,) & Mr. P. paid me £105.0.0. I hope they may enjoy the pictures for many years. Little Frank came down ―.
― Chaise to Station ― from Waterloo cab by 10. To Stratford Pl. ― Letters from Miss Wentworth of Woolley, & Mr. G. Ridley ― with 10.10. Sent Thomas Cooper to Drummonds. Meanwhile, sate to the astute Gush ― a keen & hard man. ― To his side questions about gas, I said, all change at present was out of the question ― as I was leaving town. ― From 12 to 6 ― I was constantly arranging drawings. At 6. dressed. At 6.30 ― went in pouring rain to Digby Wyatts. What comfort of a house! & what happy couple! ―
Mrs. D. Wyatts brother ― a great invalid, came in afterwards ―.
I played & sang a good deal, & came away at 11.15.
I am always happy with Digby Wyatt’s.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]