Sunday, 4 December 1864

Nice. 4 December 1864. (14) Watercolor, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper. 37.4 x 54 cm.

Nice. 4 December 1864. (14) Watercolor, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper. 37.4 x 54 cm.

Rose before 6. Off ― at 7.15. Vastly bright, & sharp or as G. said ― like as if the top of a mountain. I have given G. a new hat like mine, which he says the porter seemed to think τὸ ἴδιον,[1] & added, “τώρα ἐάν ἐφεροῦσακι ὀμματαυαλά ἢτον ωραῖον.”[2] We went to the little chapel of S. Carlo on the Genoa road, & there, & above it I drew from 9.30 to 4.30 ― stopping for an hour at 1 for lunch. We got back by 6. A most quiet & pleasant day.

At 7. dinner ― having written to ‘Fergusson’ & T. Cooper. Soup & Beefsteak Pudding serve to keep the Suliot’s talents going, & his master’s temper in order. Afterwards, “penned out” a great blessing ― now we have our Lamps. Also heard G. read. 6 sentences ἐις τρία γλώσσας.[3]

I am fully prepared for the journey along the “Corniche” ― yet dislike the move nevertheless.


[1] [It was] the same (NB).

[2] Now, if I [or he] wore eyeglasses, it was [would be?] nice (NB).

[3] In three languages.


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

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One response to “Sunday, 4 December 1864

  1. Dear Marco,

    the [] should be substituted with a ” κι ” a short for και=and

    Best wishes
    Nikos

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