At night the wind was high, & especially at 3. A.M. ― when it was hurricanious.
But at 7 ― it was the same gorgeous brilliant calm as ever in these days. ― Wonderful! ―
Drew at No. 26 ― & 27 ― all day ― wh. I finished ― & almost ― No. 28. So that this terribly wearying incubus nears its end. I was wrong to begin so large a fixed duty ― but having begun it, I was right to carry it thro’. ― (Not that it is carried through yet, however.) ―
The Alexandria Steamer ― (as well as the Ancona, which is “τίποτε” this month, arrived as it starts the same day as the Alexandria ― which naturally brings the mails, being a day shorter in its route,) ― all came together: ― before 8.
Letters ― from C.F. very happy
& 5 papers.
At 5.30. walked out, & meeting Craven, ― joined him in his walk: a quaint mortle. ―
Returned, at 6.45 ― to dine at 7. Read papers afterwards ― no work.
But what lovely weather.
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[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]