Rose at 5½. ― Greek from 7 to 8½. ― I don’t improve much, but it is something not to go back. ― Wrote, a rather sad letter to J.B. Harford, and Ann. ― Worked at T.G. Baring’s Parnassus ― off & on ― for various people came ― 2 Miss MonxStansfeld, with a Mr. & Miss Lathon. All public news are most disastrous. ― The Emperor landing at Genoa ― “hostilities” commenced, ― part of the army marching to Ancona ― among other reports. I have written all I could to Ann, & there is nothing to be done but to wait. Later, Drummond came, ― & Dr. Hodgkinson ― & another ― a Hebrew I think ― a friend of Sir M. Montefiore. ― Their remarks on the Palestine drawings were very pleasant to me. ― After they went, I worked till 3½ & then walked out  with P. Williams, to S. Agnese, & back. Dined alone. ― A calmer day ― yet sad enough.

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