Fine, but cloudy mostly: gleams of sun.

Cold, & not well all day.

Worked at Turin ― Alps chiefly: from 9.30, to 4.30 Major Peel & Capt. Clifford came ― just as I had set all my paint, whereat I was horrid-cross: but then, Capt. C. is doubless a great bore.

Letter from Drummond ― $237. is in their hands.

At 4.45 ― walked the short round: cloudy moon, & gray evening, but warmer.

Spiro has gone back to Sir C. Sargents.

Dined at Boyds: not very pleasant. Evening very tiresome ― charades proverbs &c. &c. ― company έτζι κ’έτζι.1

Came home cross, as I have been all day.

Bad night.


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

  1. So so. []