Rose at 6½. Warm gray morning: robins singing in the Cedar trees. ― rain. Drew: Beirût.

Flies in this room ― & hunt thereof.

Prayers at 9. Breakfast. Lady Arabella very cheery ever. ― Nice children of T.G.B.

Shewed drawings. ― ― Played & sung ― Mrs. B. &c.

Drew in my rooms. Lunch. Drew for children. Drew & read. 5 to 6. Talk with Sir. F. ― young Lefêvre. ― Dinner. Mrs. B. ― alas! how different to talk with! “Had she been in Rome? o yes! o ― well I don’t remember.” ― But out of care for T.G.B. I always avoid noticing her queer folly. ―

Played & sang. Wished good night to these kindly nice people. ― Sate till 12.30 with T.G.B.

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