After breakfast ― began to work on Gibbs Cervara again ― hard. ―

Outlined Cedars: not yet decided on the other large one. ―

Ann came, & no-one else, happily ― & she passed a very pleasant day, I think.

Later ― 5 ― I made calls ― C.F. & the Norths &c. ― Miss North’s tame Salamander escaped & found its or his way to their maid’s room. ―

Returned by 7. ―

At 7.45 ― went to Blue Posts ― where C.F. was to join me at 8: ― he said he could hardly be later, for he should have to go back to the House at 10. ― But I waited & waited: & at 9.10 could wait no longer, but ordered up the dinner, which I ate solo. Meanwhile it poured torrinx of raign, & altogether it does seem always winter here. ― Home by 10.30.


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