Most lovely day, & warmer. Boles shut up ― so always unwell. Prayers too long ― είς τὸ κατ’ ἐμέ. ― After breakfast ― looked at Lady James’s house, & a drawing I had made “for Miss Ellison” in 1839! ― After one party went off to Canterbury, ― I left these kind good creatures, & came to Sandwich with Walter, & by rail, at 11 or so, to Ashford, where I left him at 12.50. ― Hardly time for a hasty bit of food, but that, eaten too hastily, did much harm. Rail on to Tunbridge, & there, with difficulty got a fly. Beautiful country near Tunbridge, & Seven Oaks ―.
Bad indigestion ―― (X6)
Fly on [thro’] Seven Oaks, & Riverhead, & at 5 I got to Mr. Tipping’s at Brasted. Solid handsome house, beautiful cared=for park. Pleasant lady, ― 4 sons. Walk with Mr. T. & look over drawings. Good pictures, καὶ ἀληθῶς πολλά πλούτη. ― Dinner, vastly good, & wines περίφιμοι ― especially Madeira. ―
Talk afterwards ― tho’ I was fearfully sleepy.
Bed at 10.
 In my opinion (NB).
 And truly many riches (NB).
 Excellent (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]