Rose before 7. Calm day ― but a little red in the early sunrise ― wherefrom, “in these diggings” (as Cecil Lane says ―) I argufy rain or storm. Nevertheless ― the day was delightful, & not cold at all. Accounts ― (£2.0.0 the week ― many extras included however,) ― & various interruptions. Worked hard from 10.30 to 3. ―
Then came Mr. Lyons & Dr. & Mrs. Deakin ― & looked at 25 Palestinian sketches ― pleasant.
At 4. Called on Mrs. Smith Barry: ― “Fitz Jacson” has married Edward not Frank Hopwood’s daughter: & Mrs. S.B. says it is a happy one; ― which is delightful to know.
Later, called on Mrs. Hankey (Mrs. Webb of 1848 days ―) a hearty good woman.
Home by 6.30 ― & dined: ― afterwards wrote a long letter to P. Williams.
Giorgio is busy grinding Coffee.
9th day of 240 Tyrants.
Got 10 of 2nd process in all 66.
Bad night. Indigestion & sleeplessness.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]