Rose at 4. Monte by 5. Clouds. back to Hotel at 8, packed. Posted letters to F.L. & Mrs. G. Clive. Breakfast at 10. 11. Railway. Off by 12. At Pinerolo ― 1.15. apparently beautiful scenery, but all cloudy. Agreable gentn. in carriage. G. goes for car, I wait in market place. 1.40 off in a car, one hour, rickety. Day cloudy, road pleasant, oxen carts & people ― hills thickly wooded: summits hidden. Bichiarasco.1 long straight road to Torre.2 Inn of Lion d’Or ― wh. driver & waiter persist in saying is the Bear.

At the Orso 3 at last, clean country inn & nice people. Walked out, to draw, but it rained. The fresh green is lovely. Dinner at 6.30.

Borrow history of Valdesi from Minister.

English Lady died today, is to be buried tomorrow ― & they seem to think I ought to go.

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

  1. Perhaps Bricherasio, near Turin. []
  2. Torre Pellice, presumably; an important Waldensian centre. []
  3. Bear. []