Rose before 7.
From 9 to 11 ― at Dogana, where there was no difficulty about boxes, [Genettà] ― very civil: ― (the other Genentà is in “Queensland.” ― So anything was brought to Casa Παραμυθίοτι), ― & George had to work to it. ― ――― At 12½ called on Barrs, ― & Mrs. Le Mesurier ― most pretty woman. ――
At 1.30 with Count Henckel &c., & I went in old Carter’s carriage to Gastouri, ― & there we from the carriage descended down. ― All the walk by the cliff & gardens! ― Wind too high at the Lake for one to pass over, so I walked round, meeting Sir C. Sargent & Woolff & walking back to Corfu with them. Their stories of the Greeks ― dirt &c. ―
Saw Herbert at the Taylors. ― Dined at the Hotel. A ― Graham, with 2 white dogs. Wonderful asinine Tory! ― spoke of the downfall of Austria ― & their reward & consolation being the fact of never having admitted Jews in their society. Railed at Gladstone, Lord Derby, “Colonel” Storx, & everybody. A young [en]gineer at table ― turned out to be the son of Col. Luard who married Mrs. Briggs: a nice young fellow.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]