Rain all night. Cloudy ― wetty. Worked at the 25 Palestine drawings ― 3rd day.
A very queer day.
No one came.
(Lady Duncan sent 5£ for her drawing.)
Worked frightfully ― penning details over color, of 13 of the 25 Palestine drawings.
So that the remainder 12 ought to be done on Monday ― & the coloring certainly by Wednesday evening ― making them, just 6 days for the 25. Of course all this is a sad bore, but unless I get some small drawings done ― I shall not see daylight & peace to go on with the others.
AT writes Dady [Dunn], is not Baronetted after all.
Dined at 6 ― always well: verily, Georges unalterable attention is a blessing.
Set him copies & heard him read: & penned out 3 drawings ― Ventimiglia & Bordighéra.
The sea roars. We can’t go out tomorrow for the καιρὸς εἶναι τζακισμένος.
It rains again ―
Sir C. Napier’s life is a blessing.
 The weather is wrecked (NB).
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]