Dark & dampy: but not wet or cold: ― dismal but beareable.
Many letters. 100 of the Subscribers have now paid ― but 230 more have to be written to!
No one came.
At 2.30 ― went to Gould’s ― to see Prince ― a good little man. But he was not at home ― though G. was: G. was less disgusting than sometimes ― but he is always a hog. E. Wilson’s remarx about him were really good ― as to how such a man could pourtray humming birds or anything refined. A queer fish.
Then to Dickensons. D. ages very much. The toil of English life is fearful ―― way what they may.
Then to Days ― seeing Mr. John ― ὅστις δὲν μ’ἀρέσκει. He says 9 or 10 of the plates are all printed, I saw 4 or 4: not as I wished ― but cui bono to say anything??? They say all the printing shall be done by the 4th. ― Quien sabe?
Afterwards walked to Wilton Crescent & called on Mr. Carr ―. The servant said ― being a fooly man, ― “Mrs. Carr anxiously enquired if you had left any message Sir?” ― Ἀποκρίθην ― Οχι.
Dined at the Blue Posts μ;πναχως.
& home by 7.
 Whom I don’t like (NB).
 I answered ― No (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]