Very fine all day. ― Headache. Painted till 4½ at Jerusalem ― sunset. Then went to Ann ― who is rather better & in better spirits I think ― poor dear.

Came back to dine with H. & R. ― which last is a bore ― & stays till we are worn out ― he being perfectly idle ― smoking or walking about. But one more week in this month! What is to be done about Giorgio? ― or Rome? ― or Palestine? ― By the Day’s papers I see that Crete, Bosnia, & Montenegro are at once in arms against the Porte.

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