Gray all day ― gleamy now & then: aperiently about to rain ― but it didn’t.
Finished the 2 last of the 60 Tyrants, & many of the tracings. So that, absolutely ― the whole 60 ― & nearly all the tracings of the lot ― have taken me 63 days! ― tho’ I have not always worked equally. A singular spotch of energy. And some of them are good drawings ― in their way.
At 4.30 came Buchanan: & staid till 5[.] Then I walked out by the half Parga & whole poplar round, returning by 6.45. (It is light till 6. now.) ―
In Καστράδες ― “Αφέντι” ― I heard some one say. Ποῖος κράζει; said I ― “Βασίλεα.” Good old woman ― she was filling a jar with water. So we talked a bit. I wish however I had not asked after Spiro: For she said “Σπίρω εἶναι ὄξω.” with rather a sad air.
Dined at 7 ― καλα.
G. went for a time to Sir C. Sargent to help Spiro.
I penned out till 10.45.
 Master (NB).
 Who calls me? (NB).
 Spiro is out (NB).
 Well (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]