Of course ―― always the same weather.
Antibes. 5 March 1865. (73) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on white paper.34.1 x 55.5 cm.
Awoke at 5.30 ― & G. has woke no sooner; so there was hurry ― & by the time I & he were ready, it was 6.25. A hustle therefore to the rail, ― but there was time for tickets, & off at 6.50 ― (being then train of 6.30. ― By people in the carriage, learned that today is the festa of the “Return from Elba.” & that all the world were going to Golfe Jouan. Passed the Column of 1-Mars ― 1815 ― & went on ― & up ― & on to a point where the Estrekkes were well seen. Here, above, among Pine & Cork-trees, I remained, to draw once, ― & lunch ― at 11 ― 12. Pleasant ― calm. ―
Pont du Var. 5 March 1865. (75) Watercolor and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper. 22.7 x 53 cm.
At 12 walked slowly back, (there is nothing in the Golfe-Jouan to draw) ― & waited on the beach: a small festa: as G. said, Πανυγύριζε άπεθαμένος, κὶ ἐπληρώσαμεν ἓνα πέννι, διὰ νερό.
Pont du Var. 5 March 1865. (76) Watercolor, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on blue paper.11.7 x 35.3 cm.
At 2.15 ― to the rail: & at 2.45, off, great lots of people coming from Cannes to the fête. Arrived at Pont de Var ^[Station] at 3.20; whence walked to the Bridge & drew till 4.45. ― Whence, slowly ― homewards, arriving by 6.20.
Holman Hunt ― date 23rd. Still painting the Fairbairn picture.
J.B. Harford ― wanting me to go to Cannes.
T. Cooper ― enclosing 3
1. Bill of Winn & Newton ―
2. from Underhill.
3. Cards of Vernon Lushington.
So, I dined, on G.’s good Maccaroni, cold mutton & cooked broccoli: & τὶ ἄλλα; ― τίποτε.
 A column in Golfe-Juan commemorating Napoleon’s landing on 1 March 1815.
 Nina says: “This doesn’t make much sense to me, buti t is what it says: ‘He was celebrating dead, and we gave a penny for water.’”
 What else? ― Nothing.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]