Wednesday, 5 October 1864

Very clear & fine & cold. East wind ever.

Worked at Sir W. James’s picture. Letters from Lady J. ― F.L. ― & E.T. ― At 4. called at Lady Hatherton’s, & saw D’Azeglio’s painting of Tivoli; then across the Park to the Crakes ― & saw the “Dean of Battle” ― Miss C., ― & “Feefy.” They are an uninteresting lot in all ways, & the old gentleman & John by far the best. ―

Back to dress ― & at 6.45 ― to S. Bethell’s.


Strange meeting of ancient acquaintance! Evening past delightfully in seeing a large quantity of Magic Lanthorn Photographs ― (Swiss &c.) magnified. Really beautiful ― Ἐπεριπάτησα ‘ς τὸ σπῆτι, κατὰ ἐνδεκα κὶ ἣμισυ.[1]

[1] I walked home around half past eleven (NB).

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

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