Thursday, 20 October 1864

Rose at 6. Certainly, in fine weather, few scenes in all England can beat Cadlands. ―

Breakfast at 7. Off in car at 7.30. Hythe ― 8. ― Rail 8.30 ― off ― 8.40. In Stratford Place by 11.30.

The Duke of Newcastle is dead..

O! life of sorrow & labour! at last finished. ― E ― “la Susanna!”?

At home found the Athens things, & took out the Rettimo & other carpets ―.

Lunch. ― And at 3 called on Evelyn Baring ― whom I saw, & asked him to dine tomorrow. Then went a searching for a Pedestal writing table ― & found one for £9.0.0 ― To Foords ― & back, (having left a note to ask G. Straham also ―) by 6.30. ―

Dined μοναχῶς, & bad before 10. tired.


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

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