Quite fine again. ― Worked at Lord Clermont’s Jerusalem. Some 18 or 20 ― “Ἄραβοι” ― came at 12 ― the only decent lot being the Rosses of Bladensburgh. ― Worked again to 3 ― then walked with P.W. to 5. ― Called on [Dessonlany], whose pictures are undoubtedly the nearest to Italian character of a [true complexion] & general appearance than any one’s. ――

At 7 ― dined at the Dss of St Albans’ ― Col & Mrs. Astley the only strangers: ― Evening not unpleasant, but I don’t like swells; though these are very kind good swells. ― Bored rather.

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