Tuesday, 31 December 1861

Same glorious brilliant weather.

Giorgio returned at 7 A.M. Poor Spiro lies in the same state.

Penned out drawings: incapable of thought=work. No letters by Trieste boat.

Hutton & Sanson called.

G. who was out from 10 to 3 ― says Spiro is much the same: it is Pleurisy ― but they hope, by bleeding again, to prevent danger. Nevertheless, φοβοῦμαι. ((I am scared (NB).))

At 4 ― walked out & was overtaken by Craven ― whose brother married Mrs. Slingsby Bethell’s sister (!)― much talkin[g] of Hackwood, Gussie Bethell &c.

Dined at 6.20. George went home afterwards. ―

Penned out Φιλάτες drawings till 9.15. Sleepy ― tired & to bed.

Ούτως ἐτελίωθη, ((Thus ended (NB).)) 1861.

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

2 Comments

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2 responses to “Tuesday, 31 December 1861

  1. BERETTI Francis

    Sir, I would be interested to read Edward Lear’s diaries concerning Corsica
    Sincerely yours,
    Francis Beretti

  2. BERETTI Francis

    Any mention of Corsica in Lear’s correspondence would be welcome

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