Bright early, then cloudy ― & showers at times ― X
North wind. ― Heaps of steamer & War ships. 4 papers ― up to the 24th: everything looking war ― war.
Put things in order for Mrs. De Vere & Mrs. Garrett, but lo! they came not ― whereby I fear, I wrote a cross note rather. ― Painted at the Olive in the Argostoli view: ― but ― sadly bebothered & unsettled as to future plans. (Wade-Browne came & sate with me ― I fear he goes on Friday.)
No letters. ―
Gradually I “pack up.”
At 6.30 ― to the Ionian Bank ―
Miss Carottis has moved her piano to the room below my studio ― to my delight when at work.
Kindly old soul ― is Mr. L. ― & a good woman Mrs. L. Alexdr. L. is a queer youth, very.
The Comments on Barr & Boyd were refreshing, also Mr. L. & Mrs. L.’s remarks on “Father” Hutchinson’s book about the “House of Nazareth.” ― What a vast fund of hatred seems to exist in men ― evoked & warmed by priests enmities! ―――
 Hutchinson, William Aubrey. Loretto and Nazareth: Two Lectures. London: F. Dillon, 1863.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]