Absolutely pouring rain, all day long ― never once stopping. To Macbeans: ― but on returning home, worked hard till 6½ ― at Musters’ Philæ ― except[ly] for half an hour when a Mr. & Mrs. Taylor came with the Featherstonhaughs.

Could not go out for torrents. Dined alone.

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