Same fine warm weather. Rose at 5.20 ― & penned out till 8. ― No letters. ―
Penned & colored all day at intervals ― no one calling.
Made up 3 Dozen Mounts of the 6. Island drawings.
As I was packing to go ― at 4 ― came Harrie & Lady Farquhar, who to my surprise took off the “Pisa.” It is very kindly of H.F. to have told his mother about the drawings.
Came to Railway, & at 5.35 ― off ― & by 6 ― was slowly walking to Clarence.
(Capt. Stillman of the 6th in the Rail Carriage.)
Mr. Spring Rice ― (Stephen) took gt. care of me ― & it was the longest walk indeed I have yet made. 3 glasses of sherry & some biscuit restored me. Talk of AT who it seems is very unwell: & of other matters.
Beautiful room ― dress: dinner ― a 3rd of a dinner as 2 parties are elsewhere
but may come later.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]