NORTH WIND & CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!

Worked off & on at Jerusalem & other drawings. To Macbeans. V.E. has entered Bologna. Called on Reilly ― who is a very promising young painter, & a nice gentlemanly fellow.

On the K.s also. ―

At 2 came Pozza a “room=letter:” ― but even if these rooms did not let, I could but be glad to leave this odious place.

Worked again ― but very interruptedly.

At 5½ on the Pincian: always disagreeable to me. At 6½ Table d’hote D’Angleterre, ― Cholmondeley there. Altogether noisy & vulgar & odious. ― Returned to find G. out: but he came home soon.

Altogether, G. had better leave me: & live in his own Country: ― many things lead me to this conclusion. His fretting about his wife & children ― (whose existence I did not know of when I took him away,) alters him a good deal.

Let me go to Peru or Rio Janeiro ― or Ceylon ― or N. Zealand.

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