Clearer, but all the Corfu Hills ― thick with white snow: S. Deca, & Salvador covered. Rose late. ― Wrote to C. [Ingleby] & W.N. ― Shakespeare called. At 3½ ― went out ― solo ― & round by the “Parga” road. What a wonderful white ridge of mountains!! ― & Salvador, all dark purple & bright white ― with a long cloud ― so ―

All along the marsh road, how cold and beautiful! ― Chimariotes plodding along to their adopted olive-homes. ― Then the turn up towards Ποταμὸς ― & thro’ light trunked olives ― all filmy ― the pool below, & the far snow range beyond ― seen through all the leafy dells & airy tree tops. Then Ποταμὸς, with its lean & straw-hatted gray-trousered men, & its velvet pelissed yellow-hooded respectable-looking women. ― And so, very very cold ― Εΐς τὴν πόλιν.1

Dined solo ― & afterwards wrote a bit of Athos journal, O! wonder! Giorgio discussive about black slave who was brought to General Conyers & also about Ἄγιον Ὄρος.2

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Previously published in part in Lear 1988, 123.]

  1. To the town. []
  2. The Holy Mountain, Mount Athos. []