Dark, warm, & wet ― all the last part of the day: ― particularly nasty & relaxing.
Worked at Beïrût more or less ― fell asleep from 2 to 3. Mrs. Wyatt & Mrs. Digby Wyatt came ― both nice women, Mrs. D.W. charming. ― Later came J. Edwards ― ἐκεῖνος εἶναι καλήτερος τῶρα.1 ― And, just as I was going out with him, came young Wilson from Lambeth Palace. He went upstairs & saw the pictures. (Mr. Thomas & his girls go abroad. ―) After these things, J.B.E. & I walked out, & I went on alone to Mrs. Leake, whom I saw. She seems to me pretty well on the whole, poor lady. ― Then I left a card at Sir H.J. Holland, ― & then called on Mrs. Evans, whom I saw, with good Mrs. Gisburne ― Lionel G. was there ― evidently very ill. ― So I came home. ― & there dined on cold beef & beer ― εὐτυχῶς:2 ― & read that most remarkable man Ferguson’s Topography of Jerusalem, of the truth of the theories contained in which I have been convinced for some time past. George in Corfu, & Ann here, are my only drawbacks to going out there.
Greek till 10.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]