Rose at 5.30. Quite fine & purply-clear. ― ai! ˆ[αλλοι χρονοι!]1

Was at work before the house was awake ― by 6.15 ― but the changing cloudy sky made the work difficult. ˆ[(. breakfast alone at 8.)]

At 11 ― as I found the clouds rising, I drew outline of Oxford, ― & returned to the Terrace. At 1.30 took my things to the Church field, ― & at 2 gave 10 minutes to lunch. ― Then worked at the 2nd[,] drew till 7.20. Once it seemed certain to rain ― & I insensibly got my view all black  & spoiled: but, not giving in, I regained somewhat, ― though even now I do not know if the 2 pictures will be completed, or thrown away.

At 7.45 Dinner, Lady W., & Mr. H. having returned, it is his birthday. ――― Later , we were all in the Library, &, till 10 arranged Photograph cards.

To bed: Δεν είμαι ευτυχής, ― αλλά, όταν ήμουν ευτυχής ποτε;2

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

  1. Other times! (GT) []
  2. I am not happy, ― but, when was I happy? (GT) []