Friday, 16 October 1863

Finer. Rose 7.30. ―

One subscriber ˇ[Hon. F. Lygom] ― making 114. ― All the future is very dim concerning this book ― which, ― as it were, began by compulsion. And now nothing remains but to go through with it ― gain or lose.

Worked from 9.30 ― to 4.45 ― at 19th Lithograph; nobody came but Dickenson with a proof of the 1st List of Subscribers.

Walked to 61. Eaton Place, & heard that Adml. & Mrs. Robinson are to return next week. ― Coming back, overtook the very Hon. F. Lygom, who wrote to me from Worcester St. this morning: with whom walked across the Park, & to Stratfor Place. A nice pleasant fellow.

Suffering more or less all day from iolent pains in throat: but I am inclined to hope that this is from sitting so many hours with a tight buttoned collar. Howbeit it is a serious bore.

At 7 ― to Wade-Browne’s.

1863-10-16

a really good dinner & wine ― & a pleasant evening. Into which countries has not that youth travelled! China, Japan, Cashmere, Moultan, all India, Syria, Greece, Italy! ― A japan “Punch” very amusing. ―― Home by 11. Letter from W. Nevill, with 2 Greek subscribers! ― (List now ― 116.)


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

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