Cloudy: not wet.

Rose before 8. ― Worked at a Parnassus. ―

Woolner came. And poor dear Ann: ― & young Willie N. ― Then Mrs. & Alfred Seymour. Ann ― & W.N. lunched. ― Ann went at 4.

Ann seems older to-day than I have seen her, but I hope that is from the close & hot air of the day. Regarding Sarah & Ellen she is clear & well-judging in all she says: ― but she seems to look forward to leaving all more certainly & distinctly. This, I trust, so long as we can keep her happy & quiet, will not be for many many years; ― & her new lodging ― with her old friends Miss Randall, & Miss Peel, seems to me more desirable than any I have known of her late abodes.

At 7.30 to Col. Clowes. Col. C. Miss C. 3 Arkwrights & George C. ―――― A “mixed society” truly.

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