Warm, cloudy ― wetty. Rose at 7. ―
After much delay & indecision, I posted 2 letters, to Taylor, begging him to send the 7. Packages to Liverpool, & to have all the furniture sold. Also to George ― telling him to fetch, or send for, the 4 packages left at Piræus, ― & to send them also to England. This year is like 1849 ― or 1855 ― or 1858 ― or 1860 ― i.e. ― with a regular renewing & break up of all sorts of arrangements.
Did nothing all day but pen out 2 Crete drawings.
Lady Goldsmid & 3 ladies came.
Later Jameson: ― who likes his Florence greatly. He tells me that Æneas Macbean is dead! ― He died last February.
At 7. I went out, ― but it rained alittle: & I only walked through various streets ― & returned at 8.
& afterwards, wrote up Crete journal till 11.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]