Rose at 6 & packed till 8 ― (a little walk on both sides of the house ――) breakfast, read a bit, & at 9.15 to the Station.
A glo-glo-gloomy feeling is over Neneham ―, if Lady W. is not there. When she is , ― it don’t matter how large or small the party is.
― The morning was gray ― not wet: not abominable. ―
And so I came to town by 12. Packing, unpacking, & arranging rooms took me to 2. Then I went to Foord’s & other places, (once it rained,) & to Miss Yates: that lady introduced me to Miss Wyse ― & ομιλουσα μεν ολοι δια δας Αθηνας.1
Then I walked to the Evans’s. W.E. & Mrs. E. were gone abroad, but Mr. Gisborne & poor Mrs. G. was there: she has quite lost the sight of one eye, but the other’s is restored by Bowman’s operatioin. She asked after George ― & Spiro ― & if they were married & what children they had.: ― she is a truly kind woman ― & it is no wonder that poor G. used to speak of her in his illness as “quella donna santa.”2 ――― Returned home ― & sorted drawings till 7. Dined ― Ω! πως μονητικος! ― at the Μπλου Ποζς.3 ― home by 9.30.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]