Slept particular, & hardly riz at 8.
Began to work at those everlasting Palermoes.
Worked more or less at the Palermoes.
Lunched. Slept. ―
Edmund Colborne & 2 anonymous ladies came.
Queer, remembering Prevesa.1
Then a letter from Louisa Shakespear ― very nice in all ways: ― & rejoicing Giorgis ― simple [single] George, by news of all his people ― good.
I could half return to Corfu.
So I wrote to L. Shakespear: & to Gush, & Drummond.
A walk on the odious Pincio.
Dined at home alone ― where poor Giorgio had made a “Mayonnese” far too good for me to enjoy. ―
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]
- An Albanian town of Venetian origin. [↩]