Eh ― bah ― boo. ―

I could only work by fits at Lord Clermont’s ― & Lady Reid’s pictures.

4 Ladies ― (Kindersly― & James ―) came ― but these people & their follies are a dismal bore. ―

Wrote to P.W. to walk ― but he was engaged. Later, S.W.C. came in: ― a dear good fellow in spite of all his faults ― which after all, are hardly his own. ― He was more serious than usual. ―

Looked at the queer mad Carnival from the windows ―: Giorgio also ― who relents a little & says ― “per pochi momenti ― anche mi piace a mè.” (“I like it too, for a while.”))
Did not go out all day. ―

Dined at 6½ ― & wrote Greek afterwards to 9½ .


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