Friday, 8 July 1864

Rose at 6. & went at 7.30 to H.J. Bruces’ in a cab ― the Argostoli being taken there, saw it hung in the dining room ― & cab back by 9.

Did hardly anything all day ― so many people came: penned out a little ― Cretan sketches.

No letter from George. The man below really is going, & I shall risk taking the rooms ― at least for 3 years on ― making 200 in all.

C. Church & his wife & pretty little girl Ida ― Lor Somer ― Moore of the 8th my comrade on the Gange ― Julia Goldsmid & Mrs. Naylor, Mr. Robinson the downstairs man, ― & S.W. Clowes ― & later Edgar Drummond.

I lunched or dined on bread beer & tongue ― resolving to go to W. Nevill’s. But I remembered he was to be at Godalming: ― so at 7.45 ― I went to see AT & T. Woolner ― but the former had gone ― & the latter was just going out. So I came home at 8.30 ― & wrote a lot of Crete journal.

I shall go to bed at 9.30.


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

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