Gray ― fine all day.
Letters; from Lady Wenlock ― I must go now ― or in October to Escrick: the latter won’t do: & I believe a visit to the North would be good for me ― & be cheap at any price, so I wrote to Farquhar & to Lady W. ― postponing visit to former, & agreeing to go to latter. Better account of Mr. Clive.
Made a violent effort to finish the Colossi, & did so: ― but did not complete the small Athos & Gethsemane. Then at 3 went to Drummond’s & got 25£ ― & to Roberson’s: ― & returned at 5. Found Mrs. Robinson had called, & they had paid me 50 Guineas very kindly. Walked to Lady Goldsmids ― out: & then to the Zoo. Gardens ―― always a pleasure.
Returned at 7.30 & dined alone: ― wrote afterwards to Lady Goldsmid.
& Mrs. Woolff.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]