Rose at 4. Out before 5. Up to the little pergola church, but though so early, the flies were awfully disgusting, & drawing almost impossible.
Afterwards, going up high near the castle, drew twice on my way down ― & came in at 9. Breakfast alone ― 9.30.
It is now ― 10.30. Sent letter to Spiro.
Repoged till 1.30 when Mr. Wrench came, & I went with him to Ἀκροτῆρι, & drew twice: one view is vastly lovely, but there is not much variety hereabouts. Mr. Barff’s house or villa ― (née Wynnes’) is pretty[.] Returned & drew from Roberts’s window till 5. R. & I dined together at 7. and later came φώκιονΜπάρφ Mr. Wrench, the unclerical but agreable. He does not ― ὅμως seem singular as to his censures of the Resident. ―
Still later came Phocion Barff, who as he took fluid was less agreable. His grins at the stabbings of the Zantiotes were unpleasant. But I fancy, from all one hears, that G. was right in his strictures on the Zante people, who seem a baddy lot.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]