Friday, 16 January 1863

The same crystal Paradise weather all day.

Slept ill ― & at 6 ― XX4.

Bother.

Drew at Nos. 13 ― 14, & 15 of the smaller 30 Tyrants ― finishing the former two, Mounts Athos & Blanc. Weary work ― but to stop now ˇ[would] be ludicrous. ― At 4.30 ― resolved to go out ― & did so ― a short walk by Manducchio & so home ― seeing no one to speak to.

6. Stephanizzi, who says the “Powers” have agreed that the Duke of Saxe Coburg is to be K. of Greece, & P. Alfred his successor! ―

Ναὶ; ἢ ὂχι;[1]

Dined at 7.15: & penned out a Leufchimo drawing afterwards.

The state of [inner] man today has been always tossed to & fro. The beauty & loveliness out of doors ― the ugliness in: & a kind of serene happiness not usual here ― yet as it were impertinent, for cause there is none for it.

Ball at Palace tonight, but I go not.

 


[1] Yes? Or no? (NB).


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

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