Rain all night ― but day bright & lovely all through.
Little I see of the front & blue sea ― as I work at the back, but however I come to look at it it is certainly very delightful.
Rose at 7 ― & worked from 7.45 to 8.30.
At 9.30, worked again, 2nd process ― till 3.30. ―
At 4 walked to Lady Duncan’s, & sate with her & poor Anna ― both unwell: ―
Home by 6 ― & dined. I cannot well pen out, as I have no table, nor lamps.
I began fires yesterday ― in the evening: but do not want them by day yet.
Heard George read: he has improved a good deal.
8th day of 240 Tyrants.
Got through 16 2nd process ― in all, 56[.]
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]