Rose late. Sent off Jameson’s FGlorence, begun Feby. 6[.]
Penned & coloured Cretan sketches all day.
Only good-natured John Chaworth-Musters came: he is building & says “what if he should invest in pictures?” ― “the Cedars would go in the dining room & Beirut in the Drawing room.” Bu I am not good at “pushing,” ― &, au contraire, suggested economy & thoughtfulness as to coming children’s fortunes.
At 6, just as I was going out, came good-natured Dunn-Gardner ― asking me to dine: so, ἠπήγα.
Most queer people! The way in which they talk! ―
Home by 11.30.
Grinding aching sorrows burn me ― thinking of days of freedom & happy beautiful places.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]