X4. Very fine and lovely. ― Rose late ― but better in health. S.W.C. sent to say he was very unwell, & could not go to church, so, I went there, after breakfast. He is, & has been very unwell from Diarrhœa. ― Went to Church ― very crowded. ― The P. of Wales there. I thought, a prepossessing=looking youth ― & very much like his mother, God help her. ― Immediately after ch. ― went to S.W.C. again, & then home ―; &, sending out G., ― went to Bright’s. Then called on Sir Richd & Lady Dry, who are nice people. Then to S.W.C. ― & then with Bright & Gibbs to walk ― by the Porta Pia, to P. Nomentana, C. de’ Pazzi, & the temple ― & across by “Bacone ―”1  to Cecchina, (where were deleterious dogs & a benevolent boy,) & so to the Ponte Salara, very late & hurried, & unpleasant. I had to go up to S.W.C. again ― he is better: ― & then to dress, & was only at Beresford’s by 6½. ― Sampayo, & Mr. Blackwood there: ― dinner not wholly agreeable. ― & evening less so. ― Whether or not Conyers was drunk I do not know, ― but more gross & foolish talk one  could not hear, & I came away in disgust. ― At 10½ I found Giorgio very cross, &, he said, unwell. Then I sate near an hour with S.W.C. & came home. A spotty day.

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

  1. Lear meant perhaps “barcone,” a boat. []