Tuesday, 25 March 1862

Perfect calm & brightness all day.

Slept. (wh. is something.)

Painted ― at Jánina, ― till 12 ― when ― Mrs. & Miss Ragnanean, good Mrs. Boyd, & their friends came, & later Boyd: they are persons it is a pleasure to shew pictures to.

Not well all day.

At 3.30 ― went to Ascension, & drew till 5.50, or 6. Then, with Capt. Balfour, walked back ― by 6.45.

Ah! The surprising=endless beauty of Ἀνάλειψις!

Upstairs to Cravens. ― Mrs. C. ― & he ― & I. Along of Nurses ― well & good ― & babies, καλὰ.[1] ― But later, when it came to personal scandal, Lady S―― to wit. I blazed up, & said I would not hear it. But we “ended friendly.” ― But what a life of matrimony! ―

O criki! ―

“Let us alone.”

(Col. B.’s opinion of AT. ―

“No poet & a drunkard ―”

Why ― this is worse than Lord Westbury’s! ―)


[1] Good (NB).

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


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