Thursday, 2 June 1864

Rose at 5 ˇ[(G. having brought the 3 packages from Collas)] & (Café forgotten,) worked hard at dividing things & arranging πραγματα & drawings, till nearly 10. Then enquired about places to Marseilles: & at 11 ― had a (very bad) breakfast in the Hotel. Meanwhile I had sent G. to Athens for letters ― but he brought back only ― 6 papers, & 2 letters, both from Drummond’s, announcing payment of small sums ― by [Ladley] ― & S.P. Edwards (38) ― & a long & delightful letter from Mrs. Clive. Being sure that there were more letters, I drove to Athens about 2 ― & found 13 more letters, containing others

1 Drummonds ― letter of credit for 150£.
2 Do―― Mrs. Woodthorpe ― 3-2-―
3 S. Cave ― Do―― 12-12.
4 [Drekom] ― receipt for 20£
5 Ellen
6 Ellen
7 Jame sCoombe ― sad.
8 Mrs. Scrivens ―
9 Jane H. Hunt.
10 W. Nevill.
11 F.L.
12 C. Fortescue
13. Stephen Cave.
14. Geoff Hornby
15. Constance Wyatt
16. John Day
17. T. Cooper

It is wonderful to read so [much ] of kindness for one who does so little for others!

Called on Genl. Church, & Mrs. Hill, & then showed G. the Bacchus theatre, & the Ἀκρόπολις ― & came back by 6 in a carriage to Piræus. The sunset & still water made me wish to live here, but after dining, the run of sailors below destroyed that idea.

1st Class ― Piræus to Paris, 356 francs.
――――――― to Marseilles ― 308. Do.


[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]

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One response to “Thursday, 2 June 1864

  1. Valerie Wadsworth

    Welcome back Edward Lear’s Diaries. I missed you.

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