Returned to town with Mr. Brooks. The weather has changed at last, and become milder. Received a letter from my father of a most agreeable kind. It seems such an exposition of his feelings under the recent severe attack upon them. Indeed his letters to me during the past year are examples of the peculiar character of his mind which will show hereafter. Prepared the remainder of my case. Afternoon, finished Dibdin, a book on the whole rather flimsy and dull. Evening, argued my case against Chapman. I happened to have the right side and therefore had little to do. In the evening, remained at home and read a novel.