Very hard frost ― bright & very cold. Rose at 7½ ― & packed.
Left Oatlands at 10.30 ― to be absent for a week ― the 6 unfinished pictures left behind. Took the 7 small ones with me. At Foords by 12 ― & then to 15 Stratford Pl.
Pleasant banker’s balance.
Foords people came to put in the small pictures.
London is truly dreadful to me ― yet the place is at least quiet. From 5 Greek till 6.15.
Dined at the W. Beadons’. W.F.B. rather better. ἡ Κυρία, παχεία. ((The Lady, fat (NB).)) ― Willie at home.
Η Ἑσπέρα, μάλλον βαρεία. ((The evening, rather gloomy (NB).))
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]