Very lovely day ―tho’ showery early.

At 9 walk on Terrace with Miss R. Breakfast afterwards ― showed drawings to Lady & Miss G. & Miss J. ― after Miss J. went, a good deal of talk ― & pleasure in finding these pleasant & well-bred women so good, clear, & charitable in all their views.

Lunch. Drew i.e. penned out. ―

Walk with Sir F.  ― ― & later dinner ―― but I was not over well.

Mrs. Montefiore, Sir F.’s sister ― very pleasant also. After dinner, my nonsenses & other nonsense: no music.

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