Gray damp ― early. 6.30 to 7.30 ― watched the Stanleys’s acacia tree ― wrote to Daddy Hunt. Breakfast at 9. Very pleasant ― as ever here. Afterwards ― walk with W.L. in that nice ― & now sunny garden. During church time ―Sate with W.L., & wrote letters to Daddy, & Lady James, & Godfrey & Norman L. Talk in drawing-room till Lunch. After that ― talk with Lady Hatherton. Then a walk with F.L. ― across the common ― & to the Telegraph tower: (Episode of the Deacon family.) up to Fox Warren & so home by 5.30. Quiet sitting with Miss Carr. The white cat &c. ―
Wonderful charm of Dr. L.’s conversation ― evening altogether pleasant[.]
Bed ― 10.30. Certes ― a very perfect household.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]