Very fine. Wrote 10 letters: & then grew utterly tired & cross, ― (for it was ¼ to 11 ―) & ordered breakfast, which I finished just as C.F. came. The late breakfasts don’t suit me: & poor F. is none the better for coming out.

After he left, G. Clive & Edwd C. came. ― & W. Lushington. I begin to evacuate the society of official peepl: ― they bore me. Albeit to-day I was really in a good temper. At 2 walked out & called on

T.G. Baring.
Mrs. Stanley
Mrs. Buxton
H.J. Bruce.
Sir North
Mrs. Gladstone
Lady Farquhar
& Sir H.G. Holland

only the Bruces at home. I had written to

James Edwards
Mr. Edwards
Lord Derby.
Fanny Coombe
J. Hutchinson.
W.F. Gibbs
G. Middleton

At 6 to C. Manby’s. Tom Wyatt & Matt there, & a Mr. Hamilton. Very pleasant evening. Walked home with them. And when I returned found a letter from Sir F. Goldsmid, buying the Civitella for 150 guineas! So the old brown picture goes at last!

Βέβαιως, ἂς εὐχαριζοῦμεν τὸν Θεόν διὰ ὃλα τὰ καλὰ πραγματὰ του.1

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

  1. Surely, let us thank God for all his good things (NB). []