A good occasion.
To party at Madame Schliemann
. Miserable with a cold.
A confused day in which nothing seemed to go right.
Kept losing sight of papers and other things.
Felt as if God could not have made so bad a day — my day after all; I made it.”
. To ball at the Palace.
took Maud out in the German.”
. The day for eating the roast lamb with the Cretan chiefs.
Went down to the Piraeus warmly wrapped up.... Occasion most interesting.
Much speech-making and toasting.
I mentioned Felton
. Dreadful day of departure.
Packed steadily but with constant interruptions.
called upon me to present their photographs and take leave.
Tried a poem, failed.
Had black coffee — tried another — succeeded. .. .”
. Sir Henry Layard
, late English minister to the Porte, is on board.
at dinner -beautiful evening — night as rough as it could well be. Little sleep for any of us. Glad to see that Lord Hartington has spoken in favor of the Greeks, censuring the English Government
.... Sir Henry Layard
and I tStea-tSte
on deck, looking at the prospect — he coveting it, no doubt, for his rapacious country, I coveting it for liberty and true civilization.”
The spring was spent in Italy
In May they came to London