Thursday, 28 January 1864

If possible ― lovelier still & calmer.

Worked at Cave’s drawing of Corfu ― but very slightly ― lots of interruptions.

Dogana man ― paid £2.16.0.

Letter from Cocks ― asking me to dine ― which I wrote to decline.

Mr. & Mrs. Crookshank called: pleasant sort of people[.]

At 12.30 ― set off with George ― & up to Πανταλείμωνα at Ποταμῶ: ― finishing 2 drawings begun last year. Then to the large tree at Εὐροποῦλος, & later to the view above the village, which was indeed most wonderfully lovely. We came home by the hill & river to Alipû.

Little boy recognized me as having sang about the Κακο σκυλη ˆ[& καλο Ψωμὶ][1] ― of last year.

Dined at 7 on cold Turkey, & penned out till 9.30. ―

(Walked with Major Cocks to the Citadel as I came into the town: he says the German news is very warlike. ―)

X9. Woe.


[1] Bad dog ― good bread (NB).

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

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