Particularly lovely day. Would that England were always so!
Up by 6 ― Greek till 9. No letters. Breakfast.
Afterwards ― at 11 ― walk with Mrs. T.F. & Miss Hartley to Coates Castle. Miss Anthruther. ―― a ˇ[very] pleasant walk[.]
Lunch ― pleasant. (breakfasts here are too tumultuous.) Afterwards ― dawdlings various ― (Order reigneth not yet at Burton ―) Mrs. F. & Miss Hartley ― Arty & Conroy, Reginald & little Flo, went to Bignor. What curious phases of life!! ―――
They were pleased: ― & then we drove up the hill ― James the footman staying with the piccolo while we 3 went up to the top of the hill.
O Sussex! ― & what a sunset!! ―
So we returned, & the last 2 miles I walked: these still quiet lanes & park! ― Ai! ―
“E! come passano, i dì felici! ―” said I ― remembering years ― nearly 40 ― ago!! ―
Miss Hartley is a very good & pleasant woman. ―
Later I sang ―.
And at 10 ― went to the billiard room, but went to bed at 11.15.
 Eh! happy days do fly!
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]