Day fine ― but cold ― & clouds at times.
Very poorly. ― ill. Cough & asthma violent.
But I got to Church ― where Clark preached an excellent sermon. I was however in gt. pain all through. Came home ― & wrote to C.F. at times ― at times awfully ill with violent cough headache & asthma. Took quinine, Jujubes, squills, blackcurrant lozenges, & Ipecacuana ― “in the multitude of.”
At 3.30. walked with Sir C. Sargent to one gun battery. ― Struggling to keep above water.
Done up when I got home at 5.30 ― but fought out the battle ― dressed ― & to the De Vere’s. Miserably ill at first, but got better about 9. Buchanan & Wey there: the latter I don’t much like. De Vere is a delightful fellow ― & Mrs. D.V. a simple-hearted duck.
Home by 10.30. ill enough, ― yet better than this morning. Hot water &c.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]