Sent letter to V. Crake.

O dear! is life a bore or knot?

Bright & fine, went early to Macbeans. Italian affairs a going on somehow. ― At 10½ went out again to Cervara: where it was not so cold as yesterday.

Worked pretty hard all day ― i.e. ― from 12½ to 4 which after all is not much ― & the carriage costing 2 scudi. 4½ off ― & in Rome by 5¼.

No letters. ― Bad dinner from Spillmans.

O! how I wish I were out of this prison! ―

Penned out part of Suk Wady Bárada.

(I’m glad I’m not there tho’ just now: I’d rather be even here.[)]

The weather is cloudy again.

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