Thursday, 19 January 1865

XXX. Misery ― certainly.

But never say die.

Day all thro’ the same clear & brilliant ― with orange sunset. Cold ― but not windy. The climate hitherto is assuredly grand.

So I rose at 7 ― & set to work ― ruling ― outlining, & slightly penning out 25 small Palestine sketches ― which occupied me till 4. A letter from T. Cooper.

At 4 ― Thomson & Mrs. T. Hankey came ― nice people. They bought another drawing, now making 11 sold. Walked out afterwards, & meeting Mr. Hanky & Higgins ― with them to the end of the Πασεγγιάτα.[1]

At 6.30 ― dined ―: penning out till 10 & reading &c.

[1] “Passeggiata,” Italian for “walk,” here with capital letter stands for “Promenade.”

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


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