Thursday. Jany. 26th.

Wrote a very kind letter to Mr. Boyd, expressive of my regard for him, & the happiness I had in being with him.[1]

Began to read over again Gregory’s oration,—& even to translate it: not with the intention of showing my translation to Mr. Boyd or any body else, not with the wish of competing with him; but that by translating the whole I might have a clearer idea of parts, & might save him the trouble of thinking on some points which appeared to both of us, obscure. I shall not even tell him of my having translated it. Mr. Curzon came at 3 & stayed till 10— Kind of him.

1. For the letter, see BC, 3, 4–5.


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