Rose at 6.30, at work by 7.15. ― very fine, but clouded at noon, & at 3 or 4 rained! ― Wind & rain till 5 ― when it cleared again ― but I fancy there is no chance of a fine day tomorrow.
Worked for 9 hours at the 160 Tyrants ― going over yet another twenty for the 4th time: ― [pretty] toil !
Still there are 40 more to go over this.
Went out at 5.30 ― & toddled up & down till 6.30.
Dined. The mutton underdone to G.’s dismay.
Penned out Nice drawings till 10.30 ― so ― 11. & a half hours work!
This day 4 years ago ― died my dearest sister Ann ― who is still as it were yet living: so plainly do I see her, & so clearly hear her voice.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]