Monday, 9 January 1865

Nice. 9 January 1865. (28) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on white paper. 15.2 x 49.4 cm.

Nice. 9 January 1865. (28) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on white paper. 15.2 x 49.4 cm.

Rose at 7. The sunrises ― now at 7.30 ― are beautiful.

Nice. 9 January 1865. (29) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on white paper. 18.2 x 50.5 cm.

Nice. 9 January 1865. (29) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on white paper. 18.2 x 50.5 cm.

Taking a cup of coffee ― went out at 8 ―; &, since I must do some Nice drawings ― buckled thereunto ― & sketched outlines all the way to the bridge & back ― returning by 11 to breakfast. After wh., accounts with G. ― wh. are a bore, as he is always in a way about expenses. Then penned out the outlines, & again ― all along the Promenade to the Port ― & back by 4.30. Wonderful beautiful clear weather to look at certes. They say however, the bad winds ― cold & dust, don’t begin till February.

Nice. 9 January 1865. (30) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on white paper. 15.1 x 50.4 cm.

Nice. 9 January 1865. (30) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on white paper. 15.1 x 50.4 cm.

Posted a letter to W.N. Dressed, & at 6.30 ― dined at Mr. D. Lyon’s.

1865-01-09

Mr. L. was dull & not pleasant ― poor old Gentleman. Mrs. D. haspirated her haitches more amazingly than ever: she said, “the hice-hickles ung hin hevery hexposed helevation, & hon hall hobjects.” Really I never did hear such pronunciation, & hit hoppresses me.

Dr. D. is a laborious & industrious man: his collection of fish drawings is curious. But what a life ― this trio? ―

Came home at 9.20 ― & penned out till 10.30.

Bright cold moonlight.


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

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