Fine ― i.e. not wet: & beamy.
Breakfast at 8. ―
Worked from 9. to 5. at these 30 Tyrants: broken only by a visit from Straham, Miss Reeve, Miss Bolland & pretty Mrs. Creyke. A Little beauty she is.
George is horridly unwell with a cold.
Before 6.30 ― went to the Palace ― & found there was no dinner till 7.30 ― so sate with poor Curzon ― Straham & Baring. Which the latter played ― more with science than taste.
Dinner vastly agreable: & agreable people afterwards.
Came away at 11.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]