Horrible night! Gray morning!

“Conveyed” myself on board, ―― & sate miserably. For 2 or 3 hours ― the sea was quiet enough for me to read A.P.S.’s Eastern Church1 ― & talk with Graf Henkel ― a most agreable fellow. ― But I could not eat or sleep ― & so was a la mort.

Evening came ― & then I went to bed, & lay all night long wide awake till 5 A.M. ― wretched, but not so very ill as the previous night.

We were outside [Lessum] & Nissa at 3 or 4 P.M.

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

  1. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley’s Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church (1861). []