Saturday, 2 April 1864

Very clear, & cold all day ― wind high N. by W.

Rose at 6. G. came about 6.30. poor Χριστός still lingers, but is more suffering, & weaker. A terrible trouble for the good Cocáli family. ― Breakfast. ― Spiro came ― he seems not to know if he stays or goes to Πφαῖος. ― Writing & bothering endless ― bill=paying &c.&c. ― till 11, ― when I went to a carriage ordered from Πανταλέωνε. (I called on Taylor’s among others, ― all good-byes are bores ― even old Mr. Woodhouse’s.)

In a carriage ― went ― starting at 11, straight to Πανταλεώνε by 1.30. But the wind was sadly cold. ― A vast gray gray gray delicate myriads landscape ― but immensely inferior to the more central views. Drew for an hour ― & afterwards by stopping degrees as I walked down till 3.15. Then, the carriage overtaking me, I got into town by 5.20.

O asphodels! O olives!! O shadows!!! ―

Dined at the 9th


Came away little before 12[.]

The weather is cloudy & I forebode even more change. ―

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


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