Thursday, 2 April 1863

Quite brilliant & lovely ― all day.


Slept ill all night: & could not rise.

Γεώργιος came in after 6. Nicolo recovers ― but Καραλάμπι is very ill. Those dreadful 2 swellings on the neck! I think he may not live. G. is quiet ― & says “Bisogna guardare[1] [& ―]

Πρέπει να κυττάζωμεν ταῦτα τὰ πραγματα (ἣ συμβαντα) ὣς Θέλημα τοῦ Θεοῦ.[2]

Went to Taylors ― walked a bit, casually, with Strahan, & paid Carters & Page’s bills. ― Got cash for cheques at Bank. (where Andrew Longhman told me that the brother of the Princess of Wales is really elected K. of Greece.) & returned home for breakfast at 11.30. At 12.30. Drew Salvador with boats from Fort Neuf ― till 5.

At 5.30 walked ― by Καστράδες ― & saw Βασίλια the Elder ― good woman indeed!! ― & young Nicolo, who is nearly well. But poor little intelligent Καραλάμπι I fear grows worse. I told good old Βασίλια that Giorgio was to stay. [“]Καλῶς, εὐχαριστήσις, Ἁφέντι μου!”[3] said she ― εἶμαι, ἀληθεια, μοναχὴ, καὶ ὁ Σπίρο εἶναι Ὸξο.”[4] ―

Went up to Βασίλια’s house ― once Cortazzi & with Nicoλa B. walked up & down. Certainly a Paradise.

Returned to dine at 7. but sent poor Giorgio away at 8.30. Penned out somewhat.


[1] It is to be seen.

[2] We have to regard these things (or events) as God’s will (NB).

[3] Good, thank you, Master (NB).

[4] I am truly alone, and Spiro is out (NB).

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


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