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Friday, 23 August 1861

Breakfast with 40scue at 10 ― pleasant. At 1.30 to rail with 10 packages ― & at St. Leonards before 5. Dined at Sussex Hotel. [Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]

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Wednesday, 24 August 1859

o dear dear! ― Rose at 5½ & wrote till 8. Breakfast is never very pleasant at Woodberry. Ralph is a very nice boy ― dear little Mary looks unwell. ― Miss Staples seems a good governess. Long discussion with … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 24 November 1863

Foggy ― dark ― & wet: abominable. Nice letter from the elder Edwards: ― wrote to him ― resolving he should have the Turin for 100Gs. Sir Francis Scott is dead. {yesterday ― at St. Leonards. Mr. Crake is dead. … Continue reading

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Sunday, 13 September 1863

Wrote out 600 names for a possible List of Subscribers ―: & wrote some letters. But such inert futile ways as these! ― At times I am terrified at staying on to November ―― & resolve to go at once. … Continue reading

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Sunday, 28 April 1861

Gray. ― dry early. Wrote to John E. Cross. C. Fortescue breakfasted with me ―: pleasant ― much talk of A.P. Stanley’s article on Essays & Reviews. He left at 1.20. I went out (μόνος) & called on the Godleys: … Continue reading

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Monday, 24 December 1860

X10? Rose at 8. Very bright, ― cold frost. Walked on Beach=parade. Am to stay over tonight, & to go by early αὒριον ((Tomorrow (NB).)) train. Breakfast. Wrote to Bright, Huish, & Wyatt afterwards. Then called on Mrs. W.Scrivens, ― … Continue reading

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Thursday, 29 November 1860

Dark early ― but after 12 constant rain ― pouring. Did not go out at all. Letter from S.W. Clowes ― at Broughton. Good old Colonel Clowes is failing ― I fear ― dying. Wrote a long letter to Sam … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 14 November 1860

Slept well. ― Letter from Ann, & wrote to her. She gets better. Day gray ― warmer. ― ὁλίγον ἥλιος. ((A little sun (NB).)) Paiνted at Philate, ― & how completely the carrying out the sketch brings the life of … Continue reading

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Thursday, 4 October 1860

Cedars Day 5 A quaint life this ― as quaint as that of last year at St. Leonards. ――― Rose before 6; ― & a little Greek, ― & work on S. Sabbas till 8.15. The view is so lonely … Continue reading

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Saturday, 26 November 1859

F. HOPWOOD? COL. CLOWES Fine ― gray ― coldish. “Packed.” ― & breakfast at 8. ― After which walked out with W. Langton ―: went to T. Potter’s ― & saw the Philæ, & the 2 pictures, Corfû & Athos, … Continue reading

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