Friday, 30 December 1859

Slept hardly at all ― & woke unwell. Breakfast & Col. Bowen. After calling at the Post, where both Ancôna diligences had come in & no George ― I came to Macbean & drew £50. & then to 9 v. Condotti, where I remained unpacking all the afternoon ― & having carpets put down, & wood brought up. At 4 it began to pour with rain, & I found that torrents came in to the kitchen, ― so I was, as might be, enraged. ― I called on the Stansfelds then ― & saw both of them: really very pleasant & kind. Then I came to the Angleterre. ― Ἐνδύμενος, i.e. having dressed, or rather half dressed, I walked up all the Barberini stairs, to leave a note at Storeys ― & then to the Knights, Charles & Helen only ― & it was pleasant enough; afterwards, poor Isabella ― [gr.]: ― how strange & sad a life! I came away at 10½. ― No signs of Γεώργιος yet.

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

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