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.
 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.]