Tuesday, 25 November 1862

A Paradise day: bright & lovely. ― Rose at 7.

After breakfast came the Piano wh. the Decies had.

Then, the old table wh. I had in Condi Terrace, & Casa Chiessari. & later, the 2 boxes sent from Stratford Place. Giorgio, as usual, works diligently.

At 3. went out. Saw Col. & ˇ[Mrs.] Wynne: neither agreable. He talked of my rooms, & wondered they were not seized on violently. She was d―d affectionate, ― & condoled on the place of my large picture. ― Saw the Loughmans also: very trite & uninteresting.

At 4 ― walked to Ascension. (the Lord High was polite.) ― the old Olives & wonderful blue sea & opal hills.

Returned by 6 ― or 5.30. A wondrous sunset.

Saw Buchanan. Nicolo Παραμυθιόττι, &c.

Dined. And further unpacked the various boxes sent to day.

After all the storm & wind, calm abounds. ―

Called on Stephanizzi also.

To bed before 10: & ευχαριστούμεν τὸν θεὸν[1] ― slept beautiful.


[1] Thank God (NB).


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

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