Rose at 7. Fine ― hardly any rain.
Worked at the Temple Ascension Corfu ― till at 3 got tired & wretched when came (― I had a fit of asthma too ―) Cowald Middleton & his pretty sister ― Archibald Peel, ― Mrs. Robinson & Miss Lones, Mrs. Martineau 2 daughters & a niece, & C.F. The latter outstaid the rest, & told me of Bonasus’s conversation about ‘the´marriage.
At 5 I went to Mrs. Bedford’s views of the Photographic Palestine Tour, ― & returned by 6 to wash brushes.
Dined at the elder Middleton’s ―: a thoroughly & particularly well appointed dinner: good & pleasing society: ― food & drink above par: ― arrangements quiet & excellent: ― altogether white.
Sir Creswell Creswell is a pleasant & conversible & happy cove. ― It rained at 10.30. but luckiously I got a cab home.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]