Thick, warm, gloomy scirocco.

Measured Canvasses, & ordered 18 frames of Dickenson.

Letter from C. Fortescue ― very kind: to whom wrote also.

Mrs. Woolff & the 2 Curcumellies came & Fizzy.

Major Peel came ― going away.

I misspent & idled away the afternoon ― [packing] at 7 &, being interrupted by Giorgio, was far too angry.

But this weather is responsible somewhat.

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