Friday, 31 October 1862

Very dull & dark ― not wet.

Bright Smith the same. Called on Mr. Clarke; Most vexatiously ― he has let his 2 floors ― (for 200£ a year) to this old Mrs. Maitland for 7. Or 14 years. ― So I have no chance. ― Went into the City ― & got £88.//.6 ― from dear Anns 1950 ― Consols― & my own 1100. ―

But it was too late to put this into the 3pr. Cents. So I called on Routledge’s, who were out ― a bore. back by 3. ―― It is a nuisance that they have not paid me the 200£. ―

After 4.30 ― Mrs. Robinson & Miss Louis came, ― very pleasant ― & staid till nearly 5. The went, & came ― Mrs. Clive & Edwd. Who were delighted at the paintings.

Τότε ἐπερπατησα[1] to Digby Wyatt’s, but they were out: & I wrote anote.

Then to W. Nevill’s ― where I dined on cold beef. A son of Jonathan was there with his wife. The Nevill Boys ― W.N.’s sons, are awfully wanting in manner & good conditions[.]


[1] Then I walked (NB).


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

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