Monday, 10 February 1862

Gray cloudy damp till 12 ― then rain till 5 or 6.

Worked ― but not much, ― at Corfû A ― trees.

Count George Henckel von Donnersmarck came, & his brother-in-law: a better bred man ― & a gentlemanly fellow.

Afterwards ― just as I was getting to work again, came someone else ― & G. announced “il Capitano d’un Bastimento.”[1] So I went angrily to the front room ― & was none the less angry at seeing a large dog in it ―― when lo! ――――

Geoff Hornby!

So we talked ― & at 4.30 ― walked. & he went to the Neptune at 5.30.

The noise of the Maude people today was dreadful: they seem to throw down tables & chairs for fun.

Dined at 6.30 ― & penned out Ζαγώρι drawings till 10.20.

No steamer: S.W. Wind.



[1] The Captain of a ship.

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

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