|1857. 1st April. Tuesday
A lovely morning. Walked for ¼ of an hour before breakfast on the terrace, my heart swelling like the buds which glistened in the Sun. These bright spring mornings are like one ceaseless prayer or rather thanksgiving.
William Wood’s Diary 1855-1861, ed. by Mark Spurrell, is available from Oxfordshire Record Society. These excerpts are presented to give a flavour of life at Radley in the 1850s