Colder, clearer, brighter, bluer, if possible ― certainly colder.

Worked at Iviron, but was soon ill. ― whether from internal cold, or cold feet, or what I cannot tell. Diarrhoea ― 5 or 6 times, till at 2½ I got uneasy & wrote to L. He came ― of course, himself, & then went down to his boat at once for a draught,  which did me good, & I went out with him ― we went through Potamó, & on towards Govino1 some 2 miles, then back, overtaking Sir J. Reid & Boyd near S. Rocco.
Intense cold tonight. Wrapped up & dined by the fire on rice, & Brandy & water. ― Hot water & fire in bedroom afterwards.

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Previously published in Lear 1988, 126.]

  1. Modern-day Gouvia. []