Wednesday, 2 September 1863

XX1

Horrible bore.

Ill.

Began to work at 10.30 ― & finished the No. 11. ― Began No. 7. ―

Wet day.

Ἦλθε κανεῖς.[1]

Ἐγευμάτισα ‘ς᾽τὰς ἑπτὰ κὶ ἒπειτα ἀνεγνώρισ’ ολίγο ― ἀλλ’ έργαζώμην [ἐργάσθην] διόλου. ‘στο κραββάτι σ’τὰς δέκα.[2]

 


[1] Nobody came (NB).

[2] Dined at severn and then recognized a little ― but wasn’t working [didn’t work] at all. Went to bed at 10 (NB). Since “recognized” does not make much sense, Nina comments: “maybe Lear mixed ‘αναγνωρίζω’ with ‘αναγιγνώσκω’ and instead of ‘ἀνεγνώρισ’’ he meant to write ‘ἀνέγνωσα’ which means ‘read’ and makes a lot more sense, but that’s just a guess.”


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

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