No rain ― gloomy gray all day.
Rose at 6.30. Homer till 8.30. walk in garden till 10.
Breakfast ― tolerably cheery: ― but I am seldom quite at ease & happy here ― tho’ I really don’t know why.
Afterwards ― read: & sate with C.F. (Woolff is to be Sir D.W.) walked with him afterwards: ― then sate with the whole party ― having inter=placed some more Homer. Lunch. Talk not pretty ― blood ― bones &c. &c. ―― After lunch ― set out with Mr. Stepney & walked thro’ Bushy Park to Haughton Court. Vast crowd of people ― 10 or 12000 ― each Sunday. Very splendid gardens. I have not been there since with J.B.H. in the days preceding the fuss with L.P. ― & his marriage. Returned by 6. ― Homer again till 7.
Um. ……… Dinner ―――― lively.
After dinner more social than Χθὲς. ― X4
C.F. came to my room ― μέγα ἀγορεύοντος.
Bed at 12.30.
 Yesterday (NB).
 Speaking grandly (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]