Fine ― as usual all day ― & wonderful winter climate ― whatever drawbacks else as Nice.
Rose before 7 ― & before 9 finished the last small drawings I intend to do.
After breakfast, came paper, with letters from
T.G. Baring ―
Lady Goldsmid ― &
T. Cooper, enclosing one from Underhill,
& bills of the
Wine merchant, & a
Receipt for Income tax ― (see January 22nd). Pleased & cheerful. Wrote to E. Baring & C.F. Worked at a Mt. Sinai drawing.
At 3.30 ― came Somerset ― (alone,) & young Leycester ― a nice lad.
At 5 ― called on Mrs. Smith-Barry ― Fitz’s wife is better. At 6.30 dined
G. in the sulx ― wh. is a bore ― & I really do think he had better leave me, if one can only find some way of living for him.
Bed at 10 ― 10.30.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]