Wednesday, 20 August 1862

Fine ― gray ― half sun at times ― all day.

Rose at 6.30. ―

Painted off & on at Adml. Robinson’s Corfû ― & not badly.

At 11 came Mrs. Woolff.

Φόφφι Κυρκυμελλη ― & Miss Crawford. Foffy’s eyes are as bright & intelligent & her manner as simple as of old.

A very sweet child truly ― & φρόνιμα.[1]

At 5.30. called at Mrs. Woolff’s ― & went up to see the children ― little Fizzy as queer & wonderful as at the Villa Candoni ― & baby as good: ― but I wished they were both stronger & healthier looking. A very amazing handsome Pistoian also they have as nurse.

Walked to [town ― & called on] J. Simeon afterwards. What crowded streets!

Dined at home. And Greek afterwards: read Παλμύρα letters.


[1] Well behaved (NB).

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


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