Particularly fine; ― not that that had much to do with me, only it was lighter. ― I intended to work, but Dickenson’s men came, & put up prints & pictures ― già erano in Corfu e Roma1 ― on my walls. From 3 to 5 did a little at my Cedars ― & then rushed in a cab to J. Φιτζροι 1860-09-21.

Williams happily is better. Even he begins to think Rome is not safe. But he ridicules Spence & others who have great fear. On the whole P. Williams’s calmness & kindly temper in 10 weeks of blindness is highly admirable.

Back & at 7 dined at W.F. Beadon’s ― Only he & Mrs. B. ― he tired ―& weary: I hardly know yet if he will recover.

Long talk with Mrs. W.F.B. ― who used to live at Woolwich, & remembered that “nice & beautiful third daughter ― her name was Susan, ― of the Adml. at the Dockyard.” ――

I did too. ―


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

  1. They were in Corfu and Rome before. []