Very lovely calm ― all day. The hills are whiter than I ever saw them, except in 1856.
Drew at S.W.C.’s view of Corfu. ―
Sent prints of Citadel to Taylor.
Steamer (Alexandria,) of 21st in: one letter only ― Cheque for £3.3 from Mrs. Noble: so now there are only 27. Subscriptions left unpaid.
Kind letter from Sir H.J. Storks.
Major Cockes called. 3 subalterns also of the 6th. The 6th officers seem to me always as more of one set ― a simple domestic lot ― than those of any Regt. I have known.
At 4.30. I walked out ― only round Καστράδες. Old Βασίλια saw me, & ran after me Ἀφέντι μου, “to shake hands with me.[”]
Moonlight ― & recollection of other moonlights. But those days are gone: ― nor do I say with Mrs. N. ― “Would those days could come again!” ―――
Dined μόνος: & penned out till nearly 11. (G. having come in, saying ― “Vado a letto, Sigre.”) at Argostoli drawings. Froude’s life of Elizabeth delights me. ―
 My Master (NB).
 I’m going to bed, Sir.
 Froude, James Anthony. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Volume II. Reign of Elizabeth. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]