Presented Mr. Hamilton to the Queen at the Drawing Room.1
Dined at Mr. Paradices.2
Count Warranzow [Woronzow]
and his Gentleman and Chaplain, M. Sodorini the Venetian Minister, Mr. Jefferson,
Dr. Bancroft, Coll. Smith and my Family.
Went at Nine O Clock to the French Ambassadors Ball, where were two or three hundred
People, chiefly Ladies.3
Here I met the Marquis of Landsdown and the Earl of Harcourt. These two Noblemen
ventured to enter into Conversation with me. So did Sir George Young [Yonge]
. But there is an Aukward Timidity, in General. This People cannot look me in the
Face: there is conscious Guilt and Shame in their Countenances, when they look at
me. They feel that they have behaved ill, and that I am sensible of it.