Monday, 5 January 1863

A bad night & morning.

Alas!                                        XX1

Worked ill ― though I worked from 9 to 4. off & on ― but often almost impossibly.

G. is afuss all day ― always of shops being shut for 3 days: whereby he has to get all things into the house for 3 days.

At 4.30 walked to the Molin a’ vento[1] ― expecting to draw the moon: but the moon ― perverse ― did not rise at all.

Stefanizzi at 6.45 to 7.45. ―

Dined quietly. And noise there is none. G. went home at 9.

I ― penned out till 11.30. when he returned. ― Χτὸς is always more ill.


[1] Windmill.

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


Filed under 1863, Diary Entry

2 responses to “Monday, 5 January 1863

  1. Νίκος Δ. Καράμπελας

    Dear Marco,

    All the best wishes for the new year !
    Congratulations and many thanks for this splendid transcription of Lear’s diaries.
    What do you make of Χτός ?
    Χτές= yesterday
    or Εκτός=Except

    Is G. Giorgio his servant?

    Yours trully
    Nikos D. Karabelas,
    Preveza, Greece.

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