Sunday, 23 December 1860

Awful cold but bright & sunshine as on the Nile.

Breakfast at 9 pleasant: & after=talk. ― Mónos, talk with Mrs. S. & about the illustrative picture for Mr. W. ―― At 12 (Mrs. W.S. having called,) I walked to V. Crakes, & found his leg was better ― he out. Back at 1 & Lunch. Then, with G.S. ― & Mr. W. ― walk throught the snow ever ― [Tiny] & all ― to Fairlight & beyond, to the “Marathon” trees ― though all the distance was dark & blotted out. & then back to Hastings. We met Mr. North & Catherine N. ― they have been to Rome & Naples ― & saw P. Williams at Rome.

At 6 Dinner ―

1860-12-23

Afterwards played & sang.

Παραπλὺ ομιλία ((A lot of talking (NB).))

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

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