Rose late ― & did but little journal before breakfast ― but thank goodness there is but little more to do.
Breakfast ― & afterwards ― they went to church: I not. ― Wrote till 11.30. letters to Baring, Mrs. Robinson, &c. ― & journals till 1. ― At 1.30 lunch, & afterwards a séance with everybody, & all the 4 children. ― At 2.30, T. & W.F. ― I, & the 2 boys went up Barlton wood, & we all lay on the downs looking at the view for half an hour or more. Nothing could be lovelier than that view today ― so clear!
We came over the Down ― & thro’ the wood by another path. Later, I lost them by going round a bank they went down but I didn’t like to try. And so I walked home by the road, & through the beautiful Park ― by 6. ――― Wrote a little again, but dinner is earlier o’ Sundays.
On the whole ― pleasantish. ―
Afterwards ― played womewhat ― but there was talking so I left off.
The curate cum σύζυγον went.
Smoking room: & discussion about Religion ― Colenso ― J. Christ ― J. Smith, &c. &c. &c. ― very unprofitable & a bore.
At 11.20. we to bed came.
Write to Arthur Fairbairn.
Sat up till 12.30 & finished all the 6 Island Journals.
 His wife (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]