Friday, 9 September 1859

Face very bad. Could not work.

Nice letter from H. Farquhar.

Wrote to
Foord
B. & Bush.
F.L.
& H. Farquhar
C.F.
& F.L. again

Very windy ― thick fog, & heavy rain.

Painted a little at Theatre of Petra, Corfu small, & Campagna. ― & at 4 it cleared up suddenly ― & at 5 I walked to Hastings.

LO! THE GREAT EASTERN!

I was at the George Scrivens, & on account of Mr. Brunel being ill at the Marine Hotel she tacked & came near enough for us to see, with glasses, the people on the Paddle wheels.

1859-09-09

I never saw so fine a sight.

Came back to tea & fish.

Wrote journals ― but the sea, & an old man singing bully me & I can’t go on. Face better.

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

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