Fine ― warm ― cloudy at times.
Having to go to see the “Exhibitions,” did not begin oilwork. ― Placed a small Florence, & a large Jánina on canvass ― & squared a long Corfû.
Col. Maude sate from 11.30, to 1.30 ― a good-natured fellow ― but I grow weary of interruption.
Then Craven wrote ― asking me to go up to night.
At 2.30 ― went out & saw the Exhibition ― a necessary duty ― & pleasing enough in itself ― but, inasmuch as it brought me in contact with Le Mesuriers, Valsamachis, Woolffs, Capt. Clifford & others ― a bore.
Came home at 3 ―& squared the Corfu ― G. not in till 5.30.
Dined, & penned out Delvino till 11.
Bad night ― indigestion.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]