Wet & cold & damp ― at least this place is.
Rose at 6.30 ― & penned out till 9.30. Breakfast. Charles H. ― Sir E. & Lady Percy ― who are really nice people ― the Herveys & Miss Money: ― but this Life in these houses is dreary work to me. ― Boles all wrong: read in library till 12. ― Colored & penned till 1.30 ― & some Homer till 1.45. ― I am aweary. ―
Lunch ― but I am boreable & bored.
Abunjiant storm & rain ― billiards & dawdle.
C. Fortescue is also come. ― Once, at 5, there was a gleam of sunshine, & I walked out, but generally I penned out, or coloured, or did Homer. At 7 ― walked with C.F. till 7.30. Dinner,
Evening ― rayther tiresome ― billiards & cards bore me ― as do all “amusements[.]”
Sang a little.
Talk with C. Fortescue afterwards till midge night.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]