[blotted] ― did not rise ― as it would be too cold to draw out[.]
Afternoon ― cold & windy.
Prayers at 9. Breakfast. Afterwards ― talk with ET till 12.30. Certainly, there are few like her. ― Their interview with the 2 ― who made a very low courtsey to AT ― but shook hands with ET ― & the boys. Talk of the Danish war, when ET said ― “you know, [maam], we are all Danes.” ― At 12.30 ― I walked to Murrow’s, & brought up K. Lushington. Lunch ― AT’s manner is assuredly odious at times. ― After lunch, sate with him ― reading scores on scores of letters ― from fools ― madmen ― admirers ― would-be=employers ― &c. &c. ― some letters very curious. Galileo Galilei ― & his ideas of a poem on. ― Later, Mr. Worsley came. ― & at 3.30 he walked a little way on the Down with us. AT & I went on to near[Alamo] Bay ― which they are fast spoiling. Back by 5.30 ― looking in at a Shepherd’s cottage. ― Dinner. AT’s ways ― & afterwards, my outspoken opinion about his morbid absurdity & unphilosophical bothers. Evening pelasant, I “explaining” Crete to them both.
Bed at 11. Uncomfortable bed: noise of flapping window or door: sleeplessness & indigestion.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]