Rose before 7. Gray: ― & not much sun all day ― but fine & warm: ― wh. facts I observe by coming into the front room now & then. The back room ― like that at Hastings ― has a werry limmited view.
Finished the extra 2 drawings for Thomson Hankey, so I am out of debt there. & began 10 others to fill up vacancies. Before breakfast, set in order, wrote ― but foolishly to Mrs. G. Clive[.]
Newspaper day: & none came: & postman vowed there was none: ― but afterwards ― the paper was thrown into the window of my bedroom.
At 3.30, came Countess Φιτζουίλλιαμ & 2 daughters ― all perfectly well bred & good. It is not often one hour the pleasure of seeing such kindly unassuming gentle & graceful people ― wealthy & high in rank ― but none the worse for their position.
They staid till nearly 5. “All things are bound” & this seems one of the golden chains.
At 5 ―in gt. haste, walked up to Lady Duncan’s ― a hard labour too. Lady D. had been to Cannes χθὲς ― but had found no rooms for the soul of her feet.
Came back by 6.30. Dined. G. had made a Mayonèse ― vastly good.
Penned out. (& heard the Suliot read in τρία γλώσσα) ― 4 drawings of the Corniche ― & outlined one of P. Maurizio. ― C. Napiers life [being] nightly & daily delight.
 What things!
 Three languages.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]