Quite fine & clear. Rose before 7 & prepared to go out. Breakfast 8. ― At 9½ ― off to the “White horse shay ― “Dragoni.” Giorgio on the box.” ― By the sublime early Giorgian Baths [&] Nilias, ― & on to Cervara ― tho’ the road was so bad I really thought we must have upset: and indeed we could not go nearly all the way. So we left the car & horse, & went on to that desert, yet cheerful place, the Quarries. This was at 11½. I wandered about for an hour, but could find nothing likely to suit for a large picture: & therefore I returned to only one view I knew to be good. But there, once seated, the clouds riz ― & no mountains were to be seen: so I grew very vexed. However, Giorgio the quiet being of the party ― I wore on to 3½ ― or 4 ― & then came back with “Dragoni.” ―

Dinner from Spillmans.

Penned out, Baalbek. ― [N.] Galignani, & a notice of


Gloom & weight & sorrow. ― So to bed. ―

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