O dear me drumstix. ― [vel.] ― I riz at 5½ ἤμουν ― ἔξ.1 ― Greek lesson till 8½ ―
After 10 ― began to work; but soon came papers & notes & what not, & then E. Drummond, who is no interruption, ever.  But, while he was here, came a vast bunch of Letters ― all of wh. affected me more or less. I worked very little. ― Then I went out & called on the Macbeans, & afterwards got a Piano ― ― wh. I ought to have had long ago. ― [3 words are erased]. ― Returning I worked a bit, & walked with Drummond till 6.30. ― (Benouville called at 10. ―

Dined alone. ― ―

Piano forte came.

Wrote to J. Edwards.

[The "vast bunch of letters".]
C. Fortescue.
Mrs. Empson.
Ann ― &
three packets
from Hansen
containing letters of
J. Cross.
Mrs. Wyatt.
E. Holmes. ―
Spiro ― (announcing Giorgio coming)
C. Church.
E. Tennyson.
& others.

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

  1. I was ― six (D. harvey). []