Damp ― dark ― raining at times.

Incessant fuss. Carpenter setting up Folio stands.

Mrs. S. Gurney & 2 friends: C. Braham: F. North. ― Foster: ― Dickenson. ―

Worked a little at the last of the Parnassusses. ― & slept.

Whereon came George Middleton ― much talk of Col. Leake: ― & B. Husey Hunt, which was refreshing.

At 7½ to Philip Bouverie’s ― dinner.

P.B.’s dinners are always of the nicest dressed & looking people ― couples ― all, or single. ― There were

Mr. Dudley & Lady ―― Fortescue.
Mr. & Mrs. Watson Taylor
Mr. & Mrs. Somebody Somebody
Capt. Somebody
Miss Seymour.
P. & his ― oh so slow! Wife ― but good.
& Mr. Someone.
12 & E.L. ……

A kind of weariness pervades me after these monotonies: though of good will there is much.

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