Fine early, then dull, then pouring, & wind, & darkness. a fêsta. ― Wrote long letters to Jemmy Edwards, & Mrs. Shakespeare. Worked at Potter’s Palermo: ― but it was often dark.

Majr. Reynolds called & sat: ― & talked of Thuggee: most curious too was the talk!
At 4½ I called on Mrs. Forster, & on P.W. & walked round the Pincian with Forster in the rain.

Dined alone. Penned out a Lebanon drawing. No one came, ― & so to bed. ――

a horrible day.


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