Friday, 7 August 1863

Rose at 7 ― finished packing. Breakfast 8 ― 9 ―

[I] ― having paid accounts, & given the Cooper’s 10 shillings ‘towards their Autumn Holiday &’ 2/ to the little girl Harriet, came away at 11. ― At 12 Rail to Hastings ― arriving at 3.30. ―

4 to 6 ― arranged all in the lodgings I have taken, 15. Robertson Terrace. ― quiet rooms, & very clean & nice ― but £ 3/3/0. a week, & 10/ extras!!!!! So, I look on this start as a heap of tin paid instead of Doctor’s bills, but do not suppose I shall stay beyond 4 weeks.

Dined ― 6/30 ― at the Queen’s Hotel. ― & afterwards ― walked over the Castle Hill, & down the meadows by Mr. Norths ― & so by the High Street back. ―

By the morning post of today ― King George of Greece is to be called.

Ὁ Γεώρ[γ]ιος Πρώτος, Βασιλεὺς τῶν Ελλήνων.[1]

King of the Hellenes. ― He is, as C.F. told me ― to start directly.

I hear the sea ― but not displeasingly.


[1] George I, king of the Greeks (NB).


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

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