Rose at 7. ― Darky, dreary day. ―
Letter from Ellen ― subscriber 84.
Worked at 15th Lithograph ― No. 5
Proofs of Nos. 1 & 2 &3. good. ― & one of No. 11, with a tint.
C.S. Fortescue came: very robust & joyous. ― Milady is at Des Anges’. ―
At 3.15 to rail ― & so to Hackwood ˇ[Basingstoke] by 5.15. & to Hackwood by 5.45. ― The Cardews, R. Bethells & Th. Parkyns’s there ― & dear little Gussie ― but so unwell, also Wally ― & a cousin ―son of “Gus Abraham.” ―
Lady Westbury’s death is indeed sad. Talk with Lord W. about Greece ― of which he is by no means hopeful. Drawings shown. ―
At 10 I joined Cardew & M. Parkyns in a ‘smoky’ room, & we talked a gt. deal. Ὁ Κάρδιεου μ’ εἶπε πολῦ διὰ τὸν Μέγας ―: ἡ γυναῖκα οὒτως φοβισμένη εἶναι ἡ ἣμισυ θύγατηρ του θεῥέως Μπαίκον. Θλιβερὰ δυστηχεῖς πράγματα.
 Cardew told me a lot about Megas ―: the woman who is so afraid is [Thereus?] Bacon’s half daughter. Sad and miserable things (NB, puzzled).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]