Very fine ― & !!!!!!!! warm!!!! ―
But I was thoroughly cold & very unwell: throat & chest bad.
Worked at Gibbs’s Cervara all day ― 9 to 5, but extremely unable to sit.
At 4½ Wilson came, but Asthma prevented my speaking much. Apropos of Rome, he told McPherson that I thought Miss Ironside had better study nature & not Titian!! ―― Walked alone to S. Agnese ― the mountains very lovely . ―
But unwell. ― Dined alone. Worked on Musters Philæ.
Sent letters to R. Fowles, ― & to Dickenson ― ordering a paper to be sent somehow ― for I can get none here.
It is not easy to think HOW I can get through 2 more whole months in this very odious place.
Throat bad ― & cold worse. Had a fire lit in my bedroom.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]