Fine day. ―

Breakfast. Off at 10½ ― intending to go to Winwick. (omitted to see Col. Clowes, & also to leave any message for him ― by being “maddled.”)

But the train was express & went straight to Lpool. ― So, leaving my things at the station, I & a trunk went to Knowsley in a cab: ― a queer set of feelings always. The W.H.s were out, so I walked to Hyton & saw all the Ashtons & J. [Winstonby] who reminded me it was 30 years since he took me to Lpool. We walked back, past the changed hall ― not outside but in.

Windham H.by ― Mrs. N. Oswald Penrhyn & Hall at dinner. Very cheerful & pleasant.

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