Fine, but at times cloudy. Rose before 7 ― & wrote out that immense Letter to W.J.N. Breakfast & afterwards to Taylor’s, & Bollands: then to Παραμυθιδε, where I concluded my patto1 ― 5£ a month. Arranged with Giorgio that Χριζὸς is to make various things. ― Went to Citadel with Count Henckel, & with O. Middleton & Capt. Carr to top of Citadel. …… Wrote.

At 3 ― with Count H. to Wolff’s ― & so with them, potius aper, to One gun, whence H.W. & I walked by the olives & the hills by the Race Course home. ― “Walked & talked” with Woolff afterwards ― whereby it seems the aged W. is on bad terms with the young W. ――― Dressing for dinner, Bolland came in; ― in a fuss: ― he is not to get in to his new home till Wednesday, so offers to go with Miss B. in a yacht if I can’t stay till then ― wh. of course I do, as the poor lady has no fault or option. ― So I go at 6.30 to Longhmans ― only the family, save a nephew of Prevesa Saunders. ― friendly & pleasant all, ― but Mrs. L. is dreamier, & the 2 young ladies are not so nice as their sister. Afterwards ― sang ― but what could I do?

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

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