Fine, all day.

Dreary weary sorrow!

Slept.    X1

Later, worked off & on at the Clive Dead Sea, which was nearly destroyed by R. Martineau; ― it fell from its frame when lifted.

Mrs. Wyatt, Constance, Mrs. Thurnam, ― who still recalls 1849 to me ―― & another Miss Wyatt. They are a good lot ― all.

Later, poor Mrs. Martineau, Miss M., & Alice M. Επειτα ― James Hutchinson ― considerably older, but cheerful as of old.

& then, James Edwards. The broad Gardiki river & the Asphodel pale-gleamy fields are visible to me. ―

The prolonged uncertainty of the Dead Sea worries me sadly. ― The immediate many difficulties are however got over. ―

I saw in the paper ― died ― … Somerville, formerly Inspector of Hospitals, & later, chief Physician at Chelsea Hospital, at Florence, in his 93rd year.

Whereon the Garden at the Nemi, & the walk at Genzano rise to sight.

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