Bright & lively but cold.
Ill & vexed. Worked at A. Drummond’s Damascus.
Certainly it is not possible to see in all this world aught more lovely than S. Salvador from 3 to 4 ― peach blossoms & blue & pink rose ― & somewhat like a form of velvet: covered hill.
Cold somewhat better but did not go out[.]
Oswald Middleton, & Napier Sturt came to me, ― nice lads both. The Evening passed pleasantly ― showing them drawings.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]