Fine early ― wet more or less from 2.

After breakfast ― (wh. is a sad scramble here ―) I called on Mrs. & Maria Williams: then back. Lunch: & at 2 off to Rail. All these most kindly people came to the door ― & I believe the boys are good lads after all, only I am so indisposed to any novelty just now.

At Gloucester, waiting till 3. Francillon there, & staid till I left: kindly enough.

Rail to Ross by 4.40. ― Carriage from the Clives to meet me. ― At the house ― Perrystone ― sate with Mrs. C. & talked a deal.

Dinner, Mrs. Miss & Archer C. & little Kathleen. At 10 ― came Mr. Mildmay ― εἷναι μικρὸς, και1 lame ― but seems a pleasant little man enough. ―

Bed at 10.30. ―

Health better to day.

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

  1. He is short and (NB). []