Dark early ― fine later.
Wrote till 1: ― then having completed 326 letters ― began to pack ― fold ― & penny post them. Dreary work.
A. Peel came.
At 6.30 to T. Wyatt’s ― Constance’s state evidently gives them gt. anxiety. Perhaps this ― perhaps that I was uncomfortable ― stupefied & vexed ― somehow the evening was not as pleasant as usual.
Home by 10.30 ― & sate up till 2.30 folding these awful letters. ―
When was Ruth uncivil to Boaz?
When she she trod on his Corn & pulled his ears.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]