Al solito1 ― cold. Rose later. & by the time I had heard G. read, &c. &c. ― it was time to go to church. Sate near the door ― W. preached, I regret to say, rather absurdly. ― Afterwards, at 1, I went to Bright’s ― (having walked over the Pincian with S.W.C. ―) & lunched there, with Sir John Duckworth, with whom, & B., I went in a carriage to P.S. Sebastiano, & so walking by Grotta Egeria,2 to the Appian way. Indeed, the Roman landscape was truly lovely ― the near distance Aquedux &c. ― all in shade.


From the Villa of Quintilian, we walked home by the Road in ¼ of an hour from a mile ― & so to our houses. Where I dressed, & went to S.W.C. ― 2 Tippings & Hibbert: the last a nice fellow: the 2 former absurd. ―

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

  1. “As usual.” []
  2. Probably the Ninfeo d’Egeria, in Parco Caffarella, Rome. See Wikipedia. []