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Sun Jan 7th.
Phil sleeping Anna and I creeping about.. Very little water. Got at the interview and was at it when H ans came at ten.30
Hotel not clean but H's cold seemed better. Sat by fire and talked much . About Art origin..  Lunch here and soon off to see their pic at AmSoc. Many people looked at H . Could no[[t]] see Sophie in hat and feathers.  After to Met Mus and then to 
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see Kate and Tom nice visit. Din here not bad and then only sho[[rt]] time before the Best Beloved ha dto go.. in 8.30 train. I wrote and S lay on sofa and read.. She slept in little room .
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 Woke in night thinking of H .. [[underlined]] It is terrible to feel as I do to him I cannot BEAR anything to touch him [[/underlined]].. nor to have the [[underlined]] least thing the matter [[/underlined]]. with his health , He is better of his cold.
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Mon Jan. 8th.
Sophie had to go early but we had cosy break by fire Very col[[d]]
Then I wrote much of interview and got it off and other letters.. Jack comes soon. good.  Could not all day get over 
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[[underlined]] absorption in H or find myself at all [[/underlined]].. After lunch went righ[[t]] out . Very cold .. and to Macbeth's where I saw F's portrait 
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with box ..  looking fine ..Macbeth very flatteur and said i it had been immensely admired.   Walked down and stopped inat ant shops .. Bought some glass.  Met F and found Crawford one of my old pupils had called up and wanted to come ..  went in to 24 and after talk with H went up to see D in bed an[[d]] heard all about the Welldons withwhom she had lunched. Very interesting. Back and soon Crawford . Wanted to propose my joining prospective society of portraitpainters . Flattering but but pretty second rate lot.  Might be amusing in some ways but hesitate to decide at once . Nice talk with him and tea.  Very cosy . Din hhere and slept all eve after reading some.
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