Bright & clear ― North wind, & perfection of beauty.

Rose at 7. At 9 breakfast. ― To Taylors ― & to the Palace, answering invitation to dine on Friday. At Bollands, I hear no answer, but returning, see Bolland himself who says I can have the house but  that he cannot go out for a fortnight. Horrid bore. Called at the Generals, ― on Middleton, ― Creykes, Longhmans, & Woolffs. At 2 walk out with Count Henckel, & see a small house at Kastrades. ― Shall I take it or not?

Called on Le Mesurier also, ― but they are not leaving their house. ―

Walk with Count H. to One Gun by gardens ― most glorious colour & scenes! ―

Dined alone. ―

Invitations from Lady Duller, & Middleton,

No, to both.

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