Wednesday, 8 July 1863

Rose at 6.30 ― a lost morning. Penned till 8[.]

After breakfast ― wrote notes: to J. Arnold among others.

Frank & Kate L. came. ―

Willm. Lushington ― later. ― talk of the death of Sir H. Lushington, & of that of Sir Culling Eardley ― & of the life of his son.

Penned out, lunched ― & slept.

William & Mrs. Evans came: she sad at the nearer prospect of losing her mother. ― They are always kindly & generous. ―They took away the Παλαιοκαστρίτζα, & Dead Sea[.]

Penned out again till past 5 ― when Harrie & Mrs. Farquhar came. They were both very kindly & nice ― & to my surprise took away “Corfu from Virò,” & Castel S. Angelo.

At 7 ― walked out ― stronger & better than I have been yet ― & less giddy: called at Lady Hunter’s ― out: ― At the Crakes: they are in town, & Mr. Crake still living!!!!! Walked to the Chancellor’s ―― no one was in.

Partly walked back ― & then cab home by 7.30.

Dined at 8. ― reading Hypatia.[1]


[1] Charles Kingsley’s historical novel Hypatia, or New Foes with an Old Face (1853).

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


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