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.
I wish I could find Παπαδόπουλος again. ―
Alack! Alack! Alack!
 Dined alone ― then painted [penned out] till eleven (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]