Cloudy ― & after 12 ― rain ― showers ― & squash.
Wrote long letters to Mrs. Empson, ― S.W. Clowes, ― Mrs. Prescott ― (& after the Ancona boat came in at 1 ― bringing a charming letter from Julia Goldsmid,) wrote also a very long letter to her, & to Lady G. ―
Did not go out all day.
At 6, it rained, & so, G. having come in, I ordered a carridge.
The De Vere’s dinner ― οὕτω ―
[Jones ― the boy Jones who jumped through the window at Valence June 3. 1862!
Evening very merry & pleasant.
Showed various drawings ― & sang somewhat.
Home by 11.15.
I was glad to see Jones again!
 Thus (NB).
 A guest (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]