Wednesday, 2 March 1864

Fine ― North wind.

Went at 8.30 to Taylor’s: to ask about leaving ˇ[with] them various things ― in case I go to England & do not keep on this house. ― But they say ― “send them to the Custom house.”

Back to breakfast ― & then painted sky of Argostoli, ― distance of Turin ― & trees ― & sky of Florence, putting all by at 12. Lunch. Παραμυθιόττι came, & says I may have this house on month by month if I like.

Wade-Browne came at 2.30, & we walked to Ἀλιποῦ, Ἄφρα, Κυρκυμέλλυ, ― & back by Govino road ― coming to the gate at 6.10. ― What can be livelier than those village scenes about Ἄφρα? ― or the olive woods beyond ― the bright gray & pale yell. Lichen’d trunx showing out from the dark glens of foliage ― here & there broken by bits of bright green, with long streax of shadow.

And the silver edged ― as it were, ― ever moving sheep! The anemones ― & myrtle!


So we walked back ― a round of 14 miles?

Dined alone ― & penned out a Cerigo drawing.


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


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