Tuesday, 29 October 1861

Morning very fine. Rose late ― 9. ― Terrace & Autumn tints. ―― Breakfast. Mrs. G. has a certain harshness. ― Shewed drawings ― & Sir F. & Lady G. chose an Athos picture ― for 12£. Nothing can be nicer than their wholly well-bred modes & ways, nor more lastingly pleasant than the memories of their kindnesses.

Lunch. Mrs. G. absurd ― wishing to go out to Easwell ― whereas it rained hard. Mrs. G. is not very wise. Julian Goldsmid came ― a pleasant young fellow. Talked with Lady G. a good deal: she is certainly A. N°. 1 ― for fascination of Commonsense & good-breeding converse. ― At 3.45 Sir F., J.G. & I walked out ―: Julian’s descriptions of Norway were pleasant enough. Pouring rain: & the village of Egerton. Returned & dressed.

7.30 dinner ―― Mrs. G.’s singing & mine. ―

Read of a Lverpool Steamer wrecked.

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

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