Perfect wonderful weather ― less cold ― but still cold.
Worked all day ― off & on ― at 3 Swiss paintings ― P. Pelissier ― Mer de Glace ― & Mr. Blane. ―
The house was however ― more or less sottosopra ― sewing of wood &c. ―
Only De Vere called. ―
Did not go out till 6.30 ― when to dine at the Boyds’. ―
Miss Ragnanean. ― The narrow=sad=circular=bitter=Island life=bother breaks out even in so good a woman as Mrs. Boyd.
The only real way to live here or elsewhere, is to make interests, either internal or external, wholly unconnected with the place. ―
Home by 10.30. ―
Letters today from ― J.B. Harford ― good & pleasant. ― from J.B. Edwards ― ἔτζι κ’ ἔτζι ― asking me to ask C.F. for a Governor’s place!! & from Dr. Roberts.
 Upside down.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]