Sunday, 27 October 1861

Fine. Wrote to
James Edwards.
Mrs. Husey Hunt.
& Maclean {about the “Nonsense” &c. &c.
& C. Fortescue

Went out at 3. ― Walked to the Post ― C. Fortescues ― & then Belgrave Square. Lady Grey’s ― &c. &c. ― & Mrs. Stanley’s. Mary Stanley was there ― not Arthur ― & Mrs. E.S. ― but she had bad cold. Mary S. was very communicative, & amiable: told me how she & A.P.S. had gone to Cracow, the Danube, the Black Sea, & [unreadable] Sebastopol; ― whence she to Sebastopol, ― he in a Russian Steamer, (meeting Clark at the Dardanelles?) to Ρουσσκὸν, ((Nina Bouri writes: “I think he means Russian or Rossikon, the Agiou Panteleimonos monastery.”)) so to Ξεροποτάμο, Σιμόπετρα, Διονύσιο, Γρεγώριο, & Παύλος, where Clark was ill: ― then they went to Καρυὲς και Λαύρα, Καρακάλλα, Φιλοθέο, Ιβήρον, Σταυρονικήτας, Παντοκράτορα & Κουτλουμούσι, ― and so to Βατοπαίδι, Ἐσφιγμένη & Χιλιάνδριον, ― whence Clark, ― being tied to time, went, & A. also, to Saloniki. After C. went home however, A.P.S. went again with consul, to Ζωγράφου, Κοσταμονίτης, Διοχιαρεῖον, Ξενοφόντος ―. ((Nina clarifies: “All these are monasteries on Mount Athos, (namely Xiropotamou, Simonos Petras, Dionysiou, Osiou Grigoriou, Agiou Pavlou, Great Lavra, Karakalou, Filotheou, Iviron, Stavronikita, Pantokratoros, Koutloumousiou, Vatopedi, Esphigmenou, Helandrariou, Zografou, Konstamonitou, Dochiariou, Xenophontos) except from Karyes which is the capital.”)) The 2 Arthur & M.S. ― meeting again at the Dardanelles, both went to Athens, & thence to all the Thebes, Lebadea, & Delphi North of Greece; returning by Corfû, Venice, & the Mt. Cenis. ―

These are certainly travelers.

At 5 I went to Fairbairn’s, where was only T. Woolner: Mrs. F. & the 3 children.

Every hour is pleasant with that family. T.F. is an extremely remarkable man.

They went off to Manchester at 8.30.

ἀλλ᾽Ἐγώ ἐπερπάτησα μονος εἰς τὴν οἰκειαν. ((But I walked home alone (NB).)) ―


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

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