Rain all night: cloudy morning: but clearing ― & at noon ― as bright & beautiful as ever.
Worked frightfully ― from 7.30 to 9 ― & from 10 till 5. But there is no medium ― work ― or no work.
Letter from W. Lushington. The dear old Judge is again better. ― Vernon married, & Godfrey engaged to Miss (Octavius) Smith. W.L.’s letter is really nice.
Wrote to Miss Duncan, & J.B. Harford.
At 5.30. ― half stupid with work, called on the Deakins who had sent me the Galignanis of the 3rd 4th & 5th.
In those were printed 2 deaths.
A.A. Mieville of Bedford days aged 81.
Edmund G. Hornby of Dalton … 68.
Certainly ― the world one knew is fast going away. Poor Mrs. Edmund!
A turn on the Promenade ― colder. ― Yet I have left off fires in my north room for a week or more.
Dined at 6.45. & penned out till 10’ ― 3 more Corniche drawings only to do ― & heard G. read. ― Bed ― 10.30.
 Galignani’s Messenger, a daily paper in English published in Paris.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]