Fine. Rose at 7. Breakfast. 7.50. Kind Mr. Prescott seeing me off at 8.20. Rail ― 8.50 ― to town ― by 9.15. (at the London Wall.[)] Long string of carriages. ― Wait at door of Gk. Church. Place allotted ― back ― but a stall, & ability to stand up. Curious contrasts ― the 3 Gk priests ― all robed ― & the Policeman. ― At 12, ὁ Βασιλεύς ἦλθε: very young ― but good in manners ― & with a prepossessing intelligent countenance, & good head. ― He stood all the time. (They had put up a throne &c. ― but by his order this was removed χθὲς.)
The whole affair was of far deeper interest that I can write.
Cab directly the Φουνζιώνι were over ― & to Waterloo St. by 1.30. Barnes by 2 ― where, they had sent for me. Lunch ― & afterwards, slowy walk with Mr. P. & Reilly ― the farm &c.: dampy. In doors before 5 ― tea ― & playing various bits to Mrs. P. Dinner
Afterwards ― sang again.
Sir F.D. appears to me neither musical not artistic, but very amicable & witty=funny.
The prescotts are wondrously kind people. Bed at 11.
 The Priest came (NB).
 Yesterday (NB).
 “Funzioni” in Italian means “service or mass.”
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]