Dreary cold ―: little wind, or frost, but yet cold.

Wrote to
Mrs. Empson

Wrote out Petra Journals. ― Papers, about Italy ― not pleasant. ―

Packed ― casually & slowly.

At 4½ ― Sir Woodbine & Lady Parish came ―: Sir W.P. was the Commissioner at Parga!! ― He is the last of a long range of people, whom, connected with Alì Pasha ― & others, I once wished to see. Now: those wishes are past. ― Chancellor Raikes, Lord Broughton, Parker of Cuerton, Col. Leake. Cockerell, Hughes & others ― are of that magic circle.

At 5 I walked to Hastings ― & sate a while with Mrs. G. & G. Scrivens. Returned at 6½ to dine.

Very kind letter from Mrs. Empson ― wh. I replied to.

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