Friday, 30 September 1864

Rose before 7 ― “clearing rubbish”  from studio & “selling palette” till 8. Letter from poor Cromek. ―

Worked till 1 or 2 at snatches of alteration in the Jánina, which is an unfinishable picture. After a large luncheon slept & read Bates’s Amazons till 3. This transition or interregnum state between work is a sad time.

At 4 I went to Mrs. Slingsby Bethell, & found her & poor dear Amma Parkyns ― the latter very poorly. sate some time. Walked to Grosvenor Place ― but the Stanleys were fled. Then to Coventry St. ― paying bills & ordering drawers ― & home.

At 7.30 ― came Thomas Wyatt ― & nothing could be kinder or pleasanter than his manner & converse all the evening ― after last nights “fiasco” a great consolation.

1864-09-30

We looked at Φώτογράφς ― & went at 10.15.

Bed at 11.

Very pleasant evening.

(X9)


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

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