Tuesday, 15 March 1864

Same calm, semicloudy sunny weather.

Packed 3 more boxes of books ― 4 in all, & a few more.

Major & Mrs. Darling came ― she is really a ducky little woman ― & somewhat reminds me of Gussie.

Alas.

Then Mrs. Wynne ― who bore me.

ἔπειτα, Mr. & Mrs. De Fontblanque & a Mrs. Stanniforth: ― & later, Napoleone Zambelli ― who doesn’t seem hopeful, on the subject of Greece.

At 3.30 I walked to Ascension, & to the heights at the end of the promontory ― drawing till 6. The green & gold, & the shadows! the light=catching myriad arm=branches of the olives! The sheep & goats. ―

1864-03-15

Returning saw a Drunken sailor by the road side sleeping, & wished I could do something for him, but did not know how.

Dined μοναχως ― penned out, Zante drawing ― till 10.


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

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