Ho[tter] than before ˇ[or] since ― ὡσάν τὴν άπεθαμένη θάλασσα.1

Did not go out ― but took fresh medicine.

Very nice letter from Mrs. Clive. Wrote to her & J. Macbean, & Daddy Hunt, but did not send the letters.

Dined at 12 ― native beer. ―

At 4 went with G.K. to above the Badia dell’Uliveto, to the V. Niccolini: view expansive but undrawable. Then to the Boboli Gardens, wh. were very full, & a beautiful sight: the children are such beauties, & the women all pretty.

Home by 8. Called to see if the Levers were at home ― οχι.2 Ate 2 ices at Doney’s ― & home by 9 ― for the solito 3 ice ουχ3 wafer supper.

Feel better rather.

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

  1. Like the Dead Sea (NB). []
  2. No. []
  3. Not. []