Wednesday, 19 October 1864

Lovely ― early. ― all the rest of the day ― cloudy ― calm, warm[.]

Rose at 6.15 ― most surprising gorgeous flower & lawn & wood scenery!! ― wrote to Lady Simeon, ― Daddy Hunt &c. ― Letters from C.F. ― irritated by my last note, but kindly ― which I replied to: & from Mrs. G.C. ― sad enough about H. Mildmay. ――

Walked a little before breakfast. Breakfast pleasant, ἔτζι κ’ ἔτζι. Looked at house with E.A.D. ― & then walk in grounds & park ― beautiful ― to the sea: so to Dairy, Kitchen Garden &c. &c., home, & saw various rooms & the top of the house. Lunch: plain, unshowy folk. Afterwards, at 3.30 ― E. & I walked by a common ― very beautiful, to the Cottage ― by the sea, & so by Pine-woods to Eaglehurst, & home by 6.30 ― dark. I had no idea of the beauty of the scenery nor of the magnificence of Cadlands. ―

Ordered Fly for tomorrow, & dressed.


Evening ― some not good singing: & I tried but, really could not sing to such a piano.

Bed at 11. Hospitable kindly folk, & very thorough well-bred. Edgar is an A 1 man.


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


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