Fine ― middling warm.

Spoke about the “Will” to Bern: who is always good & kind, &, fussed & filled up as he is every hour, has not thought of winding up all affairs. However, he promises to do all next week, & then John Senior is to be my future “legal adviser.” ― While they went to Ch: ― I wrote 2 letters.

After lunch, the Garden: & at 2.30 ― a walk on the downs with B.H.H. sunny & pleasant; sitting lying ˇ[down], talking. Mrs. H.H. & Ellen [Costa] met us on the hill.

A funny shop girl, that. Dinner & evening pleasant till a point. You play ― & find they are all sleeping or sleepy ― reading ― a crackling newspaper. So best, so bed. Packed till late.

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