Sunday, 4 September 1864

Non v’è maggior dolor ―――― &c.[1]

Woe & bother.

Να μη μαλαχίσθησαν![2]

Digby & Mrs. D.W. came at 3 & stayed till 5.30 ― looking at sketches.

Tho’ very unwell, I dined there.

Cab home by 10.30

fine day[.]


[1] There’s no greater pain. Dante’s Inferno V.121-123, where Francesca laments there is no greater pain than remembering good times in hard moments:

E quella a me: “Nessun maggior dolore
che ricordarsi del tempo felice
ne la miseria; e ciò sa ‘l tuo dottore.

[2] Why haven’t they relented (presumably the “woe & bother” NB).


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

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