Rain all night ― irregular sleep. Very dark morning. Rose by 7 ― & tried to work before 8, but could not. Later ― letter from C. Lane ― & the missing paper of χθὲς.
The afternoon cleared & even fine.
Sudden ― X.
Yet worked ― & got thro’ 3rd process of 5 drawings before 5. P.M.
Went out at 5 ― hoping for some quiet, but met lots of people on the disgusting promenade ― & wished Nice & myself anywhere. ―
Called at Mrs. Beaumonts ― she is still unwell. Returned at 6. & dined at 6.30[.]
G. in one of his unaccountable savage fits. Is he going out of his mind? I spoke to him in the kindest way ― but with no effect. ―
At 9 ― he did not come with the lamp ― tho’ I thought I heard him set it down outside. At 9.30 ― looked out, but all was dark ― & his room open ― & he nowhere. So I thought him out till it struck me I would look in his room, & there he was asleep in his hat cloak & boots on the bed, & the light burning below the curtain.
Aroused, he was abashed ―. But this will not do. ― So I again think ― let G. go out of my service with 3 months or 4 months pay ― in April ―
Bed, disgusted, at 10.30.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]