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Tuesday, 21 January 1862

Perfect fine & calm again: rippleless sea, & warm sun.

Painted irregularly ― 3 Ascensions ―from 9.30 ― to 1.30.

Letter from C. 40scue ― & Newspapers ― & wrote to C.F.

At 2 ― walked to Casino, & drew an Ilex till 4. Then to Ascension, & on to the Cannone ― returning home by 6.20.

Dined alone ― Χριζὸς is ill, so Giorgio has to go there, & sleeps out.

Penned out the very last of the Athos 1856 giro.

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

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Monday, 20 January 1862

Very fine all day ― lovely & calm ― towards sunset.

Accounts ― & then went to Taylors, & got £25. Called & left a Nonsense book at Woolffs.

Boles all corny. Returned at 10 ― & by 10.30 was working at Athos (Ἀγιού Διονυςίου) till 5. ― Dr. Roberts ― Capt. Vernon ― & latterly Col. Maude called.

Steamer not in from Trieste.

Luard dined with me, & I read him some Tennyson, & penned out afterwards (Cavalla sketch,) till 11.45.


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Sunday, 19 January 1862

Gray ― soft, rainy=looking ― but no rain, warm.

Rimasto[1] at home, & wrote to Mrs. Clive, & various others.

At 2.30 went up to the Maudes: & at 3 to church.

Craven preached, not badly.

At 5 ― home, & walked out, the longer ― or middle giro, ― meeting Craven, & Luard.

At 7.30 dined at the Decies ―

Pleasant people all ―: excellent dinner ―: excellent dinner: delightful  evening altogether.

Home by 11.15.


[1] I stayed.


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Saturday, 18 January 1862

Gray & misty early: fine ― later. East wind.

Worked from 9 to 4.30 at S. Dionysio: & well. Col. Maude came in & sate.

Early ― at 10 ― I went up to them: howling dog ― “Τι νὰ γίνα ― διὰ τοῦτο πρᾶγμα; ―”[1] said Paramythides’s nephew.

Letters from Lucy Franville
Reg.d Fowler.
Mrs. G. Scrivens.

Walked up to Casino & back ― (after 5.30 ―) by 6.30.

Dined, & penned out half a sketch ― Carvalka. ―


[1] What to do about this thing? (NB)


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Friday, 17 January 1862

My dearest Ann’s birthday: she would have been 71 today.

Alas.

A fine gray sunless day, like an English Autumn.

Worked principally at S. Dionysio.

I wonder what comes after death.

Worked till 5 ― when Luard & Le Mesurier came. ― & stayed till 6.

6.30 dined.

Penned out from 7.15 ― to 10.30.

(a Syra [sic] drawing.)


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Thursday, 16 January 1862

Fine day ― but very warm & moist, ― clouds ― & 2 small showers.

Worked at the S. Dionysio, which I put on canvass, from 9 ― to 4. Aubrey de Vere came.

At 5 ― went up to the Casino ― to ask after Mrs. D.V. ― met the Lord High ― who said he would come & see me when I wished: he is extremely courteous & kindly always.

Returned at 6.15 ― & penned out till 6.40. Dressed to dine upstairs at 7.

Dinner ― [I sat right of] Craven’s ――― a singular bore except so far as the eating, which was good: only I had rather have eaten dry bread, & escaped the misery. Only Capt. Someone was there ― who was at Boyds’ the other night ― rather a nice fellow: ― but after dinner ― (wine=drinking prolonged with cigars till 9.30 ――) the Captain’s Lace Exhibition was the only tolerable part of life: Mrs. Cravens variations & jigs being painful. I really could not stay after 11.15 ― when they seemed half affronted at my going “so early” “Let us alone?”

Horrible indigestion & sleepless night.

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Wednesday, 15 January 1862

Gray ― moist, rainy now & then, very warm.

Went early to Taylor’s, to ask about cases arrived by Sidon Steamer: ― & at 10, sent G. for them.

Lo ― they came, but one was too large to come upstairs, so we had it opened below: & got all the things out by degrees. ― The getting it down into the cellar was a worse job.

Meanwhile I placed on canvass 2 Philœs & a Spezzia, & made Tracings of Janina & Athos & Massa: ― but the day was disagreeable & weary.

Hutton came: ― Luard sent 2 dux ― & Craven also, ― & De Vere ― & Mrs. D.V.’s brother (Burke ―) being dead, ― & I not to go to the Casino.

At 5 ― I walked a little way ― seeing Aubrey De V. ― & returning to dine at 6.30.

G. went to Spiro’s ― & I penned out all the remaining Troy sketches till 10.30.

Unwell more or less all day.

No fire ― too warm, till dinnertime.


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Tuesday, 14 January 1862

Very pouring wet day ― & darkish.

Placed, on canvass ― Mt. Blanc from Col de [Balm]

Mt. Blanc from St. Martin

& Dead Sea ―looking North.

Letters from

{all by the Regular Trieste Boat,

  1.  Charles Church
  2.  T. Cooper.
  3.  Dickenson.
  4.  Lady Goldsmid
  5.  Mr. Gush.
  6.  Hansen.
  7.  Mr. Jones.
  8.  F. Lushington ― he is to be married on the 21st.
  9.  Sarah Street
  10. Mr. Tarrant,

By Alex.dria Steamer 11. Miss Goldsmid.

From Taylor 12. Lady Reid

Dined at home. G. went off to see Spiro on a report that he was ill again: but he was not much so.

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Monday, 13 January 1862

Wonderful weather again. 1 ― but towards evening ― cloudier, yet always fine.

Did not go out all day. Unwell more or less[.]

Placed on canvass in outline ―
Courmayeur ―
Pont Pelissier
& Mer de Glace ―

Dined at 6.30.

(but, tho’ the Ἀτμόπλεον[1] came in at 5.30 ― no letters were given out.[)]

Penned out till 10 ― the last Egyptian sketches I have here.


[1] Steamer (NB).


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Sunday, 12 January 1862

Fine early: cloudy at 12 ― & mist: hard rain after 1.

Unwell: & physic. Did little but read. ―

At 2 called on the Maudes, then on the Herberts, & lastly on the Sargents ― getting home by 5.30.

At 7 ― to the Woolff’s.

Good wines: food così.[1] Evening pleasant. The Florentine is more likeable as more known.

Col Bruce is a θαύμαζον.[2]


[1] So so.

[2] Marvel.


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