Rose at 6. Fine day[.]
Breakfast at 8. with George S. ― a singularly observing & amiable man. Mrs. G.S. ― I regret to say, has suffered by her visit to Pitnacree, inasmuch as she has adopted the loud tone & violent speech of her mother. However, she is kindly woman.
So at 8.20. G.S. went down with me, & I set off, William & Mrs. W.S. being inside: but, happily, we talked little ― & town at 11.
Few letters. C. Fortescue came: ― a gulph opens between us after the marriage.
We talked of Storx, & Ionian affairs ― which go not on well.
All the afternoon I arranged & packed to send things to Corfu ―: destroyed letters &c.
Dined solo at 7.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]