Fine ― gray ― coldish.
“Packed.” ― & breakfast at 8. ― After which walked out with W. Langton ―: went to T. Potter’s ― & saw the Philæ, & the 2 pictures, Corfû & Athos, of St. Leonards’ days. ― Returned to the Langtons: the young ladies are but so so methinks ― & after Woodborough & Papplewick &c. ― things is slowish. ― Wrote to Giorgio, Spiro, & Shakespeare. ― Lunch ― & then at 2 my cab came. Left, & came to Col. Clowes. The Colonel was going out. Miss C. & I worked at sketches. Later I wrote notes, & at 6 Sam came. Oddly enough, he backed out of the Bassæ 5£ but, on my being surprised, said Yes. ― Letters from C.F. & M. Milnes subscribing. from Mr. & Mrs. Edwards, & Windham H.
At dinner, an Aunt Holden ― & a young Mr. Vavacour, ― an agent: a pleasantish quiet party ― but the party talk wholly gossip.
A gloom, insensibly pervades life here. ―
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]