Wet ― gray ― windy. Rose at 7. Wrote to Mr. Edwards ― Mrs. Robinson, & F.L. Breakfast ― 9.15. Pleasant. ――
At 11 ― walk with Riley, E. Wolstenholme, ― & S. Vincent, thro’ Richmond Park to the Star & Garter Terrace ― that loveliest of all lovely views. How many years since I came first here with R. Gale! ― (in 1834 I think. ―) A pleasant walk: we came back to Lunch; ― & afterwards, I talked first with one, then with t’other, till dusk, when Mr. Ball came ― (Botanist, & Alpine club traveler,) & we all were very merry ― singing to little Frank &c. Poor little Ruth is always very unwell.
Dinner & evening most pleasant. There can be no kinder or more hospitable people than these.
Bed at 11.
(Inspector of Schools. “Who brought the message to the Virgin Mary?”
Little girl. “Garibaldi Sir!”
Inspector. Nonsense! Gabriel.)
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]