Thursday, 3 March 1864

XX1

I had agreed to go out to Pantaleone with Browne, but the morning was cloudy & showery ― so I wrote & gave it up. ― Afterwards it became clear & fine.

Worked at the 3 small pictures, for Lawson & Ridley till 1. ― Browne & Baillie came ― & left ―: they start tomorrow.

All things suffer change.

At 2.30 ― I walked slowly to “Cannone” ― & drew there from 4 to 5.30: ― possibly for the last time ――― yet one thought the same in 1849 & 1858! ― Walked back all along the Ἀνάληψις peninsula: ― what wonderful effects of deep blue gray filmy dells, with bright fits of gray light on olive branches, here & there! After such evenings in Corfû ― what is left ― as to beauty of outer life? ―― ?

Came down by the village ― alack! alack! ― & so ― ― ― ― to town. Wright, Baillie, & Browne overtook me ― rather adding bother to bother.

So I am home by 7. & γευματίζων μοναχῶς, ― ἐζώγαψα ἒπειτα ἒως τάς ἒνδεκα.[1]

I wish I could find Παπαδόπουλος again. ―

Alack! Alack! Alack!

 


[1] Dined alone ― then painted [penned out] till eleven (NB).


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

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