Cannot rise early.

Letters from AnnC.F. & Lady Bethell.

Everything polit[i]cally ― more involved.

Wrote some letters. ―

Began to paint Edwards’s Corfû. ―

――― what recollections of that place!

Slept ― & dawdled.

At 3 or 4 ― kind good Mrs. G. Clive came ― with whom it is a pleasure to talk. ―

Then, Gambier Parry ―with whom it isn’t. ―

& then Mrs. Higford Burr ― who is, (as per H.H.) “cruel” ― (How curious & perfectly an applied word!!) ―

After that I went out, & called on the Crakes ― &, across the Parx, Harrie Farquhar.

Just time to dress, & to the Crakes at 7. ―

Mr. C. (aged much,) Mrs. C. (not at all) ― & Mrs. V.C. & Edward. ― Later [Van], & Mary Ann came in, & a Capt. ―――, a cousin of Mrs. V.C. who is to be before the public as the superintendant navalman of Livingstone’s expedition, from wh. he seceded. ― After dinner, the only chance I had for W.N., I used ― but I found that old Mrs. C. was decidedly against me: & I could not hold on. ― Perhaps I might learn more from the brothers ― but I don’t know.

The Cousin walked home with me: κατά what he said, Livingstone is a brute. ―

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