Fine all day. Rose at 7. ―
In a fit of energy, finished the 2 small Athos ― which I determined to give to Mrs. Leake; ― & the Gethsemane ― for Miss Wentworth of Woolley. ― At 4. took home Mr. Ridley’s small Athos: & walked to Holman Hunt’s: he just going off to Ockham, so I drove back to Apsley House with him. He seems unhinged & unsettled, poor fellow. The I walked across the Park, to hear something of Crakes, but a stupid woman at the house could tell me nothing. Returning, I took Mrs. Leakes Athos, & Miss Wentworth’s Gethsemane to Foords. ―
A letter from Ellen ― very painful about Boswell. ― Returned at 6.30. Gush has let the 2 rooms below me, & is going down to the first floor & the new study. I am sorry ― for new people are a bore often.
Did some Greek till 7. then to dine at Mr. Hankey’s.
Dinner good. Wines remarkably so. Society pleasant, the old Mr. Bathurst a queer old tory cove ― said “oblige,” & talked of the “Campiniglia” of Florence. Later a story of his of Lady Jersey, who would ask Mr. Irving to a party immediately after his sermon, ― forcing her wqay into his room when he was lying down in his shirt & trousers. ― I sang somewhat.
ἡμέραι ερατειναὶ. ―
Home by 11. Greek till 11.30.
The Boswell affair distresses me.
 Lovely days (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]