Thursday, 7 January 1858

Rose at 5¼. Greek ― 6 to 8. Ξένοφων.[1] ― Very cold & cloudy all day ― the coldest day I have known at Corfû: wind sharp. ―

Painted at Lord C.’s Athos ― “whiles” badly ― at other times better. By φιτς,[2] wrote Greek exercises, & letters. At 4½, walked out, to the 1 Gun battery & back: exceedingly cold: a canopy of gray & snowy cloud. At 6½ Campbell came, & we 2 dined quietly ― & with a good deal of quiet talk. He is going over to  Βυζικλεὸ [Buz-Kalemaj gr.] tonight. Papadoπουλος has sent word that he cannot come tomorrow ― poor old boy.

 


[1] Xenophon, actually Ξενοφῶν in ancient Greek, or Ξενοφών in modern Greek.

[2] Fits.


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

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