Saturday, 29 December 1860

Masada 14 day

Letters from Ann, W.N. ― & Wyatt ― wrote to all them, & later to Drummond, W. Gush [] C.F. Cold truly horrivle. Ill.

Yet I worked on the Masada ― but until 1 or 2 P.M. not at all well.

Got Miss Dent to nail list on the doors &c., & make the bedroom warmer, ― & curtains heavy.

Dinner at 5. Miss Howard, & the Hardmans. ― Upstairs, worked again at Masadada till 10. One knows so little what one does or undoes. ―

Ὦ Μαύραι ἡμέραι! Τὶ θὰ κάμωμεν; ((O dark days! What are we to do? (NB).))

Ἄφισα διὰ πολλὰς ἡμέρας, ἡ παράφρασις τοῦ Θουκυδίδου: δὲν ἐμπορῶ νὰ κάμω τίποτες. ((I have abandoned for many days now the translation of Thucydides: I cannot do anything (NB).))

Σχεδον ἐπαράσθη ὁ χρόνος. ((The year is almost over (NB).))

XX13

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

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