Sent letters to J. Edwards, & Mrs. Shakespeare.

Finer, ― but threatening.

Went early to Monaldini’s, to get a map done, & then to Macbeans where was news about the “Knivers” &c. all [things seem] in a mess.

Worked at Potters’s Palermo. Wrote to Mrs. Clive. At 3½ P. Williams came, who “highly rebuked” & ridiculed Clive’s Dead Sea as “not a picture.” I was ass enough to be angry for a minute or two. But not long, & after all P.W. is very amiable, & one must remember he is 59. (He was born in 1803, & came to Rome in 1826.) We walked to St. John Lateran ― for once, fine ― & one saw the mountains.

Nevertheless, I deeply hate this place. Dined alone.

Penned out Antelebanon drawing. ―



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