Alas! Alas! ―

Yet I rose at 8. Wretched days indeed! ― Letter from good Mrs. Howard. ― Absolutely arranged to work ―.

At 11 dear Ann came ― poor dear: she is never well in hot weather. She staid to lunch: & I read, Sarah’s, Mary’s, & F. last letters.

T. Baring came: always good & friendly. I completed the 2 Husey Hunt pictures: ― & at 3 went out. Calls on Mrs. Godley, Miss DennettMrs. Wynne, M. Milnes, Mr. Woodhouse, ― Mrs. PercyLord Clermont, Col. Clowes. S.W.C. & Gambier Parry: & saw Hibberts & (Trotman.) Mrs. H. ――
Omnibus to Mr. Bell’s ― by 5. ― We dined, he, J. Salton & I ― at 6½. Pleasant evening. Home in buss by 11.

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