Monday, 22 August 1864

Awake from 2 to 4 ― but slept, & rose feeling better at 8.

A letter from the Suliot ― very long, & very nice: the furniture is sold, & the cases are to come. Spiro, who is at Athens, is to see to the roba left at Pirœus.

As yet they have decided nothing as to going from Corfu, or staying. G. says, all is very quiet. It is a comfort to hear from that good man. He says ― “let us go again to Crete ― Gitzo, zitzo.” ― There was a note also from Mrs. Tipping ― very kind & pleasant.

No news yet of the upper room, & M.D. Santos. I worked very hard all day ― no one calling ― at coloring the penned-out Cretans, & actually completed 2 of the 4 Dozen: 39 in one, & 40 in the other! At 7. went to the Blue Posts & dined. The day has been gray & cloudy. Wade-Browne, with whom I was to dine, sent to say don’t come, along of his cook being away. I could find in my heart to go back to Corfû.


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

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