Rose at 7 ― The finest day of this summer.
Actually no rain! & a kind of sunshine all day.
No one came, but a Mr. Stanley, from Lady Strangford. I worked at figures for Florence & Ιωάννινα ― but grew dreadfully tired & sad. & at 6 walked to the Martineaus ― where I dined.
Evening pleasant. A Mr. Deffell played well. Bob walked mostly home with me by 11. I begin fearfully to weary of this life. ―
Homer till past 12 ― & finished the 1st Book of the Iliad!!!
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]