Thursday, 31 January 1861


Finer ― & a little colder.

Tarrant called. Worked pretty well from 10 till 4 ― at Interlaken. Mr. Sayer called & sat: ― Invited to dine on Friday ― but I could not go ― so ― as I wished to go once ― καὶ ὅχι πλέον ((But not anymore (NB).)) ― I said ― to day. ―

At 4.30 Walked to Winsor & Newtons’s ((Messrs. Winsors and Newton were suppliers of all kind of materials for artists; they also published a series of handbooks, such as The Art of Etching.)) & ordered 5 blocks of 18 inches by 9½ each, for “the gt. Mount of Olives drawing.” Am I likely to finish it?

Home by 6. at 7 ― the Sayers.

Mr. & Mrs. S. ― Mrs. Shakespear, who did not seem to me to be well: ― & Mr. & Mrs. “Parry Crooke:” Mr. P.C. has not a nice visage. ― The evening however was very much more pleasant than any I ever passed there.

Mrs. Shakespear talked of the Cortazzi &c. ― What dreams! ―

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

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