O misery! ― Rose at 6 ― & began to arrange the moving of drawings, wh. ― after breakfast ― took me all day ― till 7 P.M. ― only interrupted by Daddy Hunt’s coming. His account of the J.J. affair & certain other matters were not a little painful & I wish I had said less on some subjects: ― but yet ― sometimes one is carried away by “enthusiasm.”
Did not go out, till in a cab, (it began to rain,) to 61. Eaton Place
There is somewhat φικτίτιους― ununderstandable about sad Sir Arthur ― much as I thought in Rome in 1850.
Cab home by 11.30[.]
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]