I received the big Funk & Wagnall's standard dictionary as a gift from F. & W., because I had boomed their smaller dictionary in the Evening Standard. On examining it, I found that whereas my name is in the smaller ed., (1922), it is not in the larger edition (1927 - but is it really 1927?). I felt hurt. I told Dorothy and her first remark was, eagerly: "And is Wells in both?" I pointed this thing out to F. & W.; but I am not sure if they will appreciate my humour.
We went to the Victoria Palace to see "The World's Master Juggler" - Salerno. He was good but not sublime. Arthur Prince was sublime. Not a bad evening. We came home by bus.
Additionally for January 10th., see 'A man of opinion' -
Today I lunched with George Moore at 121 Ebury Street. Nice London house, with fine pictures. A marvellous Claude Monet and ditto Constable. I said "So you have two Manet's." He said "I am the only man in London who has two Manet's." Not true of course. The house was very neat and well kept; but in the nicely furnished embrasure on the half-landing, I saw a collection of hat boxes etc. hidden in a corner.