Apperiently fine early ― but it was all cloud & some rain after 10. In the evening it rained always.

Found a letter from ET ― asking me to go to Burlington House. Painted little at the everelasting Cervara. Slept. Then arranged drawings. At 5 Edwards (& Hawker) came. ― at 7¾ ― went to the Commons: but no C. Fortescue. H. Seymour was very good-natured ― & insisted on my dining ― so I was obliged to do so ― alone. ―

At 9  to Welds. The W.s away ― & ET unwell ― but there were the Brookfields, Spedding, Palgrave, ― & AT & Mrs. Bailey ― (a Pattle) & daughter. I sang somewhat, but not very well. Home by 12.

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