Fine. Hardly any work done ― yet some.

C.F. came, & breakfasted solo ― at 10:30. ― Then Mrs. Malcolm, & Miss M. ― the latter a bore: then Genl. M. ― Later Edwd Crake. ― And later, Lady Waldegrave, & little Constance Braham. Lady W. was extremely nice, & so natural.  ― At 4.30 walked across to Croydon □, & left a card at Cosways: ― called also at M. Milnes’s ― & on Lady James. At 7 to Mr. Morier’s. ―

Extremely pleasant party. ―


The whole evening was charming ― current, lively: what grave converse there was was real & good: & no end of fun: ἒπειτα, μεν, εκαμε καλλίζην μουσικὴν, ἠ κυρία Λεῦτπολδ, κανείς δὲ ετραγούδησε.1

καὶ ἐπιζρέψε εἰς τὰς ἒνδεκα.2

Letters, from J. Hutchinson: ― Geoff Hornby: & Ann.

Penrhyn ― (I asked at Mrs. E. Stanley’s,) is no better.

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

  1. Then Mrs. Leutpold played beautiful music, but no one sang (NB). []
  2. And came back at eleven (NB). []