Saturday, 12 December 1863

Very fine ― gray day ― brootle-ugly ― but not damp.

Wrote, wrote, ― wrote. My eye! what a lot of writing is the last 3 months! ―

Delightful letter from A. Stanley.

Captn. Jameson came ― & gave me a 60£ commission for a view of Florence ― τὸ ὀποῖον μ’ἀρέσκει.[1]

Walked ― at 2.30. to Daddy Hunt’s ― but his sister unluckily was there. The Egyptian Girl is really a wonderful splendor of Colour, & exactness of nature.

Called on poor Mrs. & M.A. Crake, & saw both. Both are, or seem, rationalized & softened.

Home: “wrote”, & dressed ― & to 13. Dover St.

1863-12-12

Mrs. W. a really naïve sensible ladylike natural nice woman: the little girl a duck also.

After dinner, looked at drawings, & sang ― till nearly 11.

 


[1] Which I like (NB).


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

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