Rose at 6 ― & penned a little before breakfast: & afterwards ― besides writing notes & letters till 12.30. The horrid people above & below ― the 2 Portuguese do not rise till 12 ― & the Coopers can in no wise manage this irregular work. ― Lunched with the G. Clives, who go to Shoreham House to day & back ― & away wholly on Monday ― worse luck.
At 2 ― called on J. Warren ― alive & amiable.
The Stephen Caves ― kindly ― but I imagine displeased by the vote.
Mrs. Jamison & Mrs. Coleridge ― cheerful.
Fairbairns ― out.
Mrs. Satherland ― out
Fairbairns ― out
Bulwer ― out.
Col. Campbell ―with whom I walked all the way to Waterloo Station ―mindful of old Corfû days, it is vexatious to see one whom I like to much ― so little. He returns on Tuesday to India for 4 years.
Miss Dennett ― the Duke is not quite so well.
Alfred Morrison ― out.
Returned to dress: & cab to Queen’s Gate. A very kind note had come from Mrs. Bruce about the Argostoli ― which she & he like greatly. It was begun on Feby. 8.
Dinner gravely pleasant ― somewhat dry.
Πολὺλίγοκρασὶ. ― Talk till 10 ― when I sang. Somewhat heavy there [is]. ― Cab home by 11.30. Found the Portuguese people at “dinner” ― & nearly broke my legs over ice=pails: & their servant was insolent enough.
Very little wine (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]