Same perfect lovely weather ― only I see it but by fits.
Worked hard ― rising at 6.50. ― till 4.30.
Finished (so to speak,) all the 25 Palestinian drawings ―, & gummed them to their mounts ― remain only the outer lines to be ruled.
(Letter from young Νικόλα, ― they are all well ― but no news of Spiro ― queer man.)
At 3 came a letter from Thomson Hankey ― saying that Lady Fitzwilliam wished to see my drawings.
So I wrote a note &, at 5 took it up there. Living at Nice in such a house as the Chateau Laurent ― & at 61. Promenade des Anglais are different matters davvèro.
Essayed to go up to Lady Duncan’s ― but it was too late.
Dined at 6.30. & penned out ἔπειτα till 10.30.
Vell! if this ain’t vorkin for nuffin ― vot is? ―
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]