An unpleasant day ―: worry ― worry ―― all through.
The Zinc=man did not come at 9 as promised ― not till 2 or 3 ― so, the whole day went in waiting & worrying.
And when he did come ― & packed the case, he wedged it out so that the lid was useless.
Then came 2 letters: Fanny Coombe & Ellen Newsom.
Lady Westbury is dead!
Maria Coombe engaged to be married ― a Rev. Mr. Morse.
Walked out gloomily at 4.30 ― or 5 ― by the lane below the One gun road, & above the battery.
Dined gloomily at 7.30.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]