Cold & bright ― much too cold to be pleasant. ― After Gk. lesson, worked at Lady Reid’s Jerusalem all day ― S.W.C. only coming in. Perhaps this picture is better than the others ― but it is all sadly slow. At 5 ― went to the furniture shop ― (the bookcase came today ―) & then called on the Stansfelds, & on Coleman, ― & on the Woodwards, who asked me to dine ― but I was engaged to S.W.C. ― with whom at 7 I dined at Nazzari’s, returning home to write afterwards. I wish I could make G.’s kitchen more comfortable: he seems either comfortless ― or awful sulky sometimes: ― yet never fails in any duty.

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]