Sunday, 14 February 1864

Most perfect climate all day: sun, yet not too hot.

Big Italian Steamer ―― a saluting ― fuss.

Wrote ― to Ellen & others ― till 12.30.

Went to De Veres & lunched ― & walked with D.V. by Virò to the Plane-tree fountain below Καλαφατώνες: most lovely. Those immense olives ― light-trunked or dark-stemmed against the background ― & the gleamingness & sparkle of the Lemon or orange beyond & through! A wonderful world is this of Corfu ―― but ―― we leave it!

Back by 6.15. a pleasant walk.

To the Palace, at 7.30

1864-02-14

Pleasant. Capt. Seymour is the little boy who was with his father Sir John, in the Corso ― in 1842. ― Later sat with Baring till 11.


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

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One response to “Sunday, 14 February 1864

  1. Peter Byrne

    So the Brits are handing Corfu to the new Greece. Controversy rages in Westminster, pro and con. For Edward the loss of the island slots into his mindset that all pleasurable things are lost and recede into the past. His griping about loneliness and the tiresome social life there will soon be replaced by memories of Corfu’s great beauty.

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