Rose at 6. Dark & pouring rain till 10. Finer after, but always raining at times. ― Worked somewhat at the Everlasting Gibbs Cervara. ― but Nicola the Cabinet maker came, & much time went in his arranging the new cabinet &c. After wh. the rest of the day collapsed in arranging drawings.

At 4.30 came to G.W. Railway ― & at 4.50 off ― going by Reading & Mortimer ― to Basingstoke by 6.20. Fly to Hashwood.

At Hashwood were Sir R. & Lady B.Gussie & Walter ― & Will. Howard. Then dinner ηταν πολυ κακον, αλλα ολα αλλα πραγματα αρκετα καλα.1 Sir R. Was very pleasant.

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

  1. Was very bad, but all other things good (GT). []