Wednesday, 1 February 1865

Cloudy at sunrise ― & till noon: afterwards, the usual brilliant weather. Note-writing to Higgins, & Mrs. S. Barry. Telegram fro Fitz: Mrs. F.W. is out of danger ―.)

Worked at the remainder of the 5£ drawings ― & nearly finished all. ―― Prepared to “receive,[”] Cortazzi ― Beaumonts ― Leycesters ― Smith-Barrys ― & Somersets ― but only young Somerset called ― whereby a bore. ― At 4.30 ― went to Lady Fitzwilliams (they have asked me to dine on next Tuesday to meet Lady Grey ―) but no one was at home: so I drew some birds & made some nonsenses for the children & came away: ― a walk to the end of the Promenade ― & then dined at 6.30. & penned out Oneglia drawings till 10.30.

Heard G. read ― in tanto,[1] & some words in French, wh. he wished to set about learning.

[1] Meanwhile.

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


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