Tuesday, 3 January 1865

Rose at 7.15. Breakfast 9.

Worked, more or less, from 8 to 9 ― & from 10 to 3.30. At coloring some of the penned Corniche views ― at a few of the Palestine drawings &c. &c. &c. ― but uneasily & vexed.

Letter from C. Fortescue.

Gave Porter ― (a ^[very] nasty little man,) 20 franchi supposing it to be in advance for his 15fr. Per month, ― but he told G. it was a Xmas gift. So I couldn’t stand this, & “explained” the fact plainly to him ― giving him 5fr. For himself, & 15fr. For my ‘months’ pay. Χωρὶς ἐντροπῆ εἶναι ἀυτοὶ[1] ― says G. & truly.

At 4 ― (it rained somewhat,) went to the Villa Sassernò ― to see the Thomson-Hankeys, & staid there till 5.20.

Home ― dined: ― & penned out till 10. It is cold. ―


[1] These have no sense of shame.

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


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