Rose at 5.30 ― & penned out till 8. Had a cup of tea, & walked to the station. W. Harcourt & H. Grenfell came up when the train started, & we were in town by 10.30 ― Stratford Place. 11. a whole day goes in such a visit ― & the visit itself is misery.
Lunch at 12. ― violent indigestion ―― X
Slept a long while, after penning out till 2. ― Then Col. Hornby came ― Older & so shrunken ― but so kindly & joyous, that he seemed years younger. He staid nearly an hour, & I showed him photographs & drawings, & many memories of old days arose. ――――――――――
At 5 I went out, & called at the S. Bethells ― out ―: then on Kate Lushington: & coming thence, metS. & Caroline Bethell, & went home with them ― where was Ellen Abraham. “Tom” came in as I went out. Walked home, dressed, & walked to 18 St. James’s St.
Home by 12.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]