Tuesday, 14 February 1865

Bright & sunny again ― but cold.

Rose ― 6.40 ― (we are called at 6.30 now a days, G. persisting to move with the sun.)

Drew mostly all day in the small back den, at the Tyrants ― Italian / 61 frwings mostly.

Also I wrote to Εὐφροσύνη Κυρκυμέλλο, δηλαδῆ, Δγέφφαρς.[1]

At 3.30 came Mrs. Leycester, her son, & daughter, & bought 4 of the 5 pounders.


Ἀκόμη δὲν ετελιώθη τὸ βιβλίον διὰ τὴν ἵστοριαν τοῦ Ἀρχιστρατεγὸς Κάρλου Ναπίερου.[3]

At 5.30 ― posted Φοφφη’s letter, & came home. Dined at 6.15. & ἔπειτα, let G. go to see the fireworks of a fête de nuit & which they have been preparing for here for some time. I meanwhile, penned out, Finále drawings. At 9.30. G. returned, & says ― “μικρὰ πράγματα.”[4] ―

At 10.30. Bed.

very cold

[1] Euphrosine Kurkumelli, i.e., Jeffars.

[2] Good.

[3] Still reading the book of the history of General Sir Charles Napier [more or less].

[4] Small things.

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


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