Very clear & lovely ―

Wrote extracts for AT paintings.

Resolved ― many resolves. Write no letters.

Called ― upstairs ― only Mrs. Sterling in.

Called on the Creykes: all are more or less disturbed by [these]1 Earthquakes, ――― of wh. reportws about Naples are rife.

Called on Luard. ―

Church ― with him. Craven preached, on Lot’s wife: Lord ―! How one remembers the Arabs’ comments on that Lady ― at the werry spot of her extinction! It is really wonderful ― the inert absurdity of these poor priests. Yet they “know no better.”

Called on Miss G. ― out ― to Pélica.

Walked there, nearly to Alipù, & back. ―

Home by 6.15. dressed ― & to Decies by 7. Major De Vere there. ― I ― “nervous” & “comfortless” was restored gradually, & the evening was pleasant.

But, the Decies are going! He is made Captain & they go off ――.

Home by 11.

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

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