Weather ― “all same.” A sight to see ― blue & bright & cloudless ― but keen & cold. And ― τὸ κατ’ ἐμὲ ― I work in the little back room all day & drearily ― only seeing the bellezze of natura when I come into the front room for a minute.
Ἧλθε κανείς. ― And my neck grows positively downward by dint of long studious application, ― worst of all is ― cui bono? ― Yet one can’t tell ― & has to go on doing duty blindfold.
Observer ― & a letter from Εὐφροςύνη Δζεφερς. ―
At 5.45 ― went to Mrs. Smith Barry ― but she was in bed: (― ἤκουσα ἔνα παράδοξον θορυβον: τὶ ἦτον;) ― saw Miss S.B. ― they were up at a ball at Mme Rothschild till 5 or 6.
Came home at 6.15. Too cold to walk pleasantly.
Dined on Maccaroni & Curry ― wondrous well: heard G. read ― & penned out till near 11.
 As for me.
 Nature’s beauties.
 I heard a strange noise: what was it? (NB)
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]