Rose at 4. At 4.30 having looked at pretty Miss M.’s face once more, in an omnibus to the Milan Station, where W.B. Forwood left me. I have hardly ever seen any young man ˇ[for] so short a time ― 4 days ― with whom I have been so, & with such good reason prepossessed.

As for me, I went to the Genoa line, & at 5.20 was off “alone” once more. The journey was very pleasant; a young Naval officer who spoke English, & had been in all the world, ― an Engineman who had been in England, tho’ he did not speak English, ― & a new married couple, ― the lady sweetly pretty in her Genoan scarf, ― & the gentleman having been, with 4 brothers, in Sebastopol. I was sorry to get out alone at Genoa. Hotel d’Italia, breakfast, “Mr. Goodwin of Palermo.” ― the same merry astute kindly lame old gentleman of 1847! ― & asking directly after J. Proby!! ― I took my place in the Post boat for the night, & came home & slept. At 5 I dined with Mr. Goodwin at a table d’hôte, & []1 him afterwards till 8. At 8.30 on board the Zuavo di Palermo, a good boat. Went to bed at 9. ―

A good deal of rolling ― but I slept by fits.

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

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