Saturday, 21 November 1863

Windier & not so cold. also ― some sun.

Wrote but a little. Sent T. Cooper to Drummonds with £76.13 of checks ― or cheques. Arranged 30 drawers of Greek drawings ― & found those Turin sketches I had been looking after ever so long. At 2 went to Day’s & found to my great disgust that they are printing only one drawing as yet, & 250 only of that: ― the No. 10. And with a cold gray tint ― which happily I stopped. But I came away in a great rage ― for when can I hope the Book will be out at this rate? ― Came home & wrote an angry note to them. ― Walked to Eaton Place & back, ― home by 5. ― Just after I came, & the wind having risen, comes down a tremendous storm of rain & hail. ―

At 6.15 ― to 77. Bloomsbury St. A good bit of waiting for the Woodthorpes, ―; poor Mrs. Wyatt is evidently sad about poor Constance.

1863-11-21

The dinner was, as always there ― happy. Not good ― quâ cookery, but hearty & pleasant. ―

Afterwards ― singing &c. Teddy is vastly queer & tiresome: Mrs. W. is amiable ― ἀλλὰ ἐνόκλιτος.[1]

Came away at 11.30. home by 12.

Would I were out of this Subscription bother!! ――


[1] But annoying (Nina thinks, but is not sure).


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

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