Fine day ― all through.
Few letters. ― One payment, & later another. 70 yet to pay. Letter from Emma Parkyns ――――――――――
Went to Day’s ― the last of the 380 Subscribers’ copies goes out today. ― Looked over a magnificent collection of drawings made in India ― by Simpson. Returned at 2 ― & wrote 20 letters ― asking for subscriptions, book being received. ― Van Crake & his 2 boys came. ― At 4 ― went to the Lord C.’s ― but he had gone to Hackwood: & then to Slingsby Bethells ―: he had gone there too, but Mrs. S. was there. Heard a good deal of Craven & other matters. Saw her very nice little girl ― & the twins. So ―― no Hackwood for me: ― & I don’t know where to pass Xmas ― for it will not do to go to Teignmouth. Μόνος ― μόνος, πρέπει νὰ ἤμαι.
At 7.30 ― to H.J. Bruce’s.
Remarkably pleasant evening.
Afterwards sung ― but not well.
Home by 11. Found Day’s bill £559.15.6 ― including the Corfû prints.
 Alone ― alone I must be (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]