Gray ― early ― & cold: afterwards brighter, but colder.
(Trieste=Constantinople Steamer only in at 6. P.M.)
Set to work virulently on “Louisa” Rawson’s Philæ ― & worked pretty well all day ――― τοῦλάκιστον till 5.30. ― and then pottered about other drawings till 6.30 ― when dinner ― as G. had to go to the Post before it would be too late.
(At 4. Sir C. Sargent called ― to ask me to walk, but I could not anyhow. ― He is very excited & sublimated=mediocre ― but[)]
Dined ― reading Finlay; & G. came in at 8 ― with one paper ――― no letters. ―
The day has been to me the coldest of this year: & at present is awfully cold. ―
 At least (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]