Weary enough. A thick fog even o’ morning.

Packed & arranged. ―――

Carpet beating &c. ― Drummond called. Trust to get a place in the 18th Marseilles steamer: but there were none. Called at Macbean’s ― & on James Uwins ― who ― poor fellow, is always coldly working ― tho’ to how little purpose? But he was kindlier than at times.

Then I came home, & “arranged” again: & then called ― at 3½ or so ― on Mr. & Miss James. Certainly Miss Marion James is very nice & sensible, & plays well. ― The “demented female” came in, & I went. ―― G. had beaten & packed up all the carpets!! ―

Called on P.W. ― but he had gone out, ― so I walked to the Borghese solo. How long since rather, how never do I now get any quiet peace from Nature in her best ― i.e. morning or evening hours! It is not to be for me.

So I came home at 7½ & dined alone.

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