Friday, 2 October 1863

A finer ― gray=darky ― day ―: but colder.

Rose before 7 ―

3 Subscriber letters, Mrs. Martineau, Lady James, & Bonham-Carter. Wrote to Fairbairn.

Finished the 14th Lithograph ― No. 3 ―; & began the 15th ― No. 5.

Came, ――― Finn! of Jerusalem!! ―

C. Lever might pourtray [sic] him! ― It seems, they have given up Dardanelles ― (abolish’d it ― he said,) & are now named for Erzeroum,[1] ― which he is evidently trying to shirk also. He regrets Jerusalem ― “as a Bible country.” Something of H. De Vere comes to my mind in looking at him.

Humph.

At 5. walked to Cockerells ― all away: Then to Terrick Hamilton, whom I sate with half an hour. He is 82 ― & more lively & healthy then years ago.

Returned to dine μονακῶς, & to read Leigh Hunts Αὐτοβιογραφία. ―


[1] Erzurum, in Turkey, see 18.viii.63.


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

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