Wet. ― (pouring small rain all day long ― till 4 P.M.) Worked very little at the Cedars: “packed.” ―

Called on P. Williams. ― He goes on well. ―― J. Gibson there. ―― Italian affairs very unsatisfactory. ―

Went to get my watch: bought “Essays & Reviews.” ― had my hair cut: ― & came home wet. ― At 3.15 cab to Shoreditch. 4.35 rail to Brentwood. Henry Wyatt on platform & Genl. Malcolm. ― Lady W.’s carriage to Dudbrook, Genl. M. Count of Paris & self. Count de Paris a very pleasant young fellow ― & somewhat like Holman Hunt. Dudbrook much enlarged. C.F. there ― always κάλλιστος.1 ― Lady W. only ― Mr. H. at Oxford. The Malcolms. H.J. Grenfell. 2 Miss Moneys & Miss Cifritt: little Constance Braham. ― Mr. & Lady ˆ[Horatia] Wardlaw & Lady Ida Waldegrave. ― & so dinner, Sir W. & Lady Smjjth, & Sir Charles & Lady Smyth & others.

Evening pleasantish: all ’at cards ― I looked over Photographs. ― C.F. sate with me late, as he generally does.

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

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