Miss Fisher much better now but has been very much deranged. I had, he said of course, observed that she was very singular – yes, said I, but the fact is that being beside herself had not once occurred to me.

I took off hat and shawl and then the black silk handkerchief round my throat – it was a gaucherie? Very civil etc, but somehow it annoyed me afterwards that I had done all this. Mentioned the Princess Sophie Galitzin of last night – painted, affected – it seems Princess R[adzivill] has known her from her infancy. They are not intimate but très bien together – she is good and surely not painted – has always been very red.

Mentioned the Countess being so good – kissed me twice. I said she, Princess R[adzivill], had never done this. I thought she ought and said this in a sort of manner she understood – she smiled and said it was not the custom of her family except their father and mother. We talked over Lady Flora Hastings etc.

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