Rose earlier. Wrote to Taylor. ―

After breakfast showed drawings ― talked with Mrs. M. & drew till lunch. Mrs. M. says Braham was sent to Italy by her grandfather & gd. Uncle: & she knew Lady W. when young. ――― D’Israelis father (& mother) were both Jews ―but he was elected to serve some office in the Synagogue, but as they would not both let him off serving & excuse his ‘fine,’ ― he declared he would turn Xtian, & did so. ――

Lady G. & Mrs. M. went after a pleasant Lunch: ― & then Sir F.G. ― Miss G. & I were driven to Eastwell, ― a dim distance ― but fine trees; ― Sir F. left us, & I & Miss G. returned. She is absolutely delightful.

Talking & playing till dinner.

Fun about the game of “plants” & singing.

I do not think such pleasant times were ever again to be.

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