Clearer & lovelier.
G. who sleeps at home now ― came at 5.30, poor little Καραλάμπι remains the same, but is not worse. ― Went at 8 to the Βασιλακη Garden & drew oranges ― returning by 11. Found a letter, asking me to dine at the Palace ― so ― after taking my ticket to Παξός ― I went at 1.30 & lunched with Captn. Phillipps of the 6th & dawdled afterwards till 3.30. ― then I walked by the Parga road ― & never saw Corfu more beautiful: a sort of plum=lilac hue comes over Salvador & the mountains ― a powdery opal purple glory ― & the snow is greater in quantity than is usual at this season. At 6. went Lady Woolff ― Lady W. & Φοφφy: ― how foreign the elements! ―――――――――
We were all sunshine. Sir H. came in ― & says that the Islands will be ceded immediately. Also I met Οἰκονόμος, who said, the annexation “κρούει εἰς τὰς θύρας.” Home, nearly at 7 ― dressed ― & to the Palace.
Ἠξεύρω πολλά πράγματα ― but it is wise to be thought a fool.
Baring I like less than I do Strahan.
Καραλάμπι is a little better.
 Is knocking at the door (NB).
 I know a lot of things (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]