I have been disgustingly conceited all day. The boards with the ‘Heads of House’ painted on them have been fixed up in Hall at the end over Father’s chair, to the admiration of all beholders. Indeed it was quite funny while waiting for Father at lunch and during lunch all eyes in the room were fixed on one spot, the boards. As I came into Hall, the representative of a great and glorious line of predecessors, I felt several inches taller and prayed that I might be worthy of my great position. My own name, the last on the list is certainly very imposing.