Wednesday, 12 December 1860

X6 ― δὲν δυνάμεθα νἀ φεύγωμεν ἀπὸ ταῦτα τά κακιά; ((Can’t we be able to avoid this ugliness? (NB).))

Ill all the morning.

Ἀλλὰ — ἐπιζιλὴ ἀπὸ τὸν Γεώργιον: ((“But — letter from Giorgio.” Nina writes: “Not very sure about ἐπιζιλὴ. I suppose he was going for επιστολη but I could be wrong.”)) ― as usual simple & straight.

As to going out, as yet I see no clear way. ― If not, something definite must be arranged about G.

If yes ― I do not know when ― or rather, how.

Worked at the Tiber picture: but could not after 1.30. At 2 walked to Chertsey & all about, ― & back by 5.

Captn. & Mrs. Huish came: μερικὰ φλυαρία. ((Some prattling (NB).)) ― At 6.30 F. Cockerell. Ἡμέρα ((Day (NB).)) rather pleasant than not.

Shall I stop the large pictures ― pay debts ― & take out enough from “earnings” for a year’s Orientalism?

Or work out these ― & leave them for sale?

Or this? or that? or which? or what? ― or none?

Εἰς τὸ κρεββάτι ᾽ς τἀς ἔνδεκα: ὁλίγον κουρασμένος ἐγὼ. ((In bed at eleven: I was a bit tired (NB).))

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

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