Rose at 6.30. Fine at times ― at others, pouring rain.
Worked at 5 skies ― & at the layout Corfu: ― not badly ― but advanced little.
Young Wilson came: & Lawson with Hutton & his brother: & at 6. the Mildmay’s & Lord Sligo. ― The Markis bought nothing: & what was worse ― Fairbairn wrote an hour before ― saying he had decided on not having the Turin. So, things don’t go on well. So ― I dressed, & went to Lord Wenlock’s.
Certainly, Lady Wenlock, is about the best mixture of intelligence, amiability, & real good old English Lady-like manner, & real hearty friendliness one has seen, here or there, & Lord W. is always the same. The children are nice unaffected creatures.
Extremely nice & pleasant dinner. A singularly well ordered household. ―― After dinner, came one or two ― Robert Lanley &c. ― he always a bore. ― Cab home by 11.50.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]