Fine ― but not bright.
Rose at 6.30. ― Wrote to Giorgio Cocáli ― & several notes.
Foord’s men came ― & were fixing in the glasses & the Mt. Athos ― till nearly 11. Then came Charles Wynne & his son: & then William Scrivens. ―
Then I was unsettled & wrote Greek ― & at 1 ― came G. Venables. After wh. ― I painted a little on the Thebes Colossi ―. & then slept &
Ο Φόφφη! Ο ποποι!
Later, when painting again on the Colossi, came John Simeon, who is a good man ― if such there be.
We had much talk & fun till 6, when I cabbed (― at 6.30) to W. Nevill’s.
Miss Penny was pretty ― clever ― & a fooly bore. ― O Lord how distracted I was by her singing!
Came away at 10.20. ― Pouring rain! ― fortunately a cab home. ― Tarratt Nevill is a good sort of youth.
 Alas! (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]