Gray ― cold ― warmer at 12. Brighter at 4. ―
Rose before 6 ― & did a “deal” of Homer till 8.30 or 9. Breakfast at 9.30. cheery. Declared off for church, & meant to write, but seeing poor Theophilus Clive alone ― set to, & talked from 11.30 to 1 ― with him. Jervis ― “il Capitano” ― died in Engld. last year. ― If these things were [curious], so would be the memory of how often “Clive” was spoken of at the “[Lépre].” At 1.30. all came back from church. Lunch: & Mildmay with his 3 children: ― M. is natrl. son of Sir ? M. ― with Lord J. Roseberry No. 1. He married also a runaway ― so they tell me. But he is a pleasant & nice fellow ― tho’ his past & present history are sad. Later, I found him to be the same M. of whom I had heard thro’ Massingbeard. At 3 ― (I being better, having suffered much from boles,) M., Mr. Ridley & I, went to Wimbledon Common, ― & walked about. M. is an agreable & accomplished fellow & extremely genial. We got back by 7. Dress. ―
Dinner, & after dinner pleasant.
Bed late ― 11. ―
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]