Finer. Greek from 6 to 8. Letter from Ellen N. who has come to Hastings.
Worked pretty hard at goats, figures & foreground of the Corfû till 5½.
All the 3 afternoon letters were very pleasant: kind Mrs. Empson’s delightful.
The Wagners & Simpkinsons called but I evaded ― writing a note & leaving it later. By 6, was at “6 Meadow Cottages” where the Newsoms are. Harriet has left, most rightly & kindly her money to F. ― N. is to give 200£ for the share & send it to him.
Little was said of the N.Z. party ― though always more than pleasant.
Came home by 7½.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]