Immense fog ― too thick for November.
Passed the morning in playing singing dawdling &c. Lunch.
I made out a list for 70 Bassae subscribers.
At 2 or 3 came away from Annesley ― having made one of the “newest” & pleasantest visits. ― They sent me in a “break” ― well wrapped up ―: fog thick & cold.
Reached Woodborough before 4. ― “Emma” Parkyns scarcely changed to sight ― yet with 4 girls!!!! ― 2 eldest darling little critters who made me laugh. But poor Mrs. M.P. is become sadly deaf. ― Mansfield P. nice & hearty: ― I always liked him. ― We sate & talked. ―
Sang a great deal. But afterwards Asthma very bad: sate up with M.P.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]