Fine & clear.

Rose at 6. ― Drew half outlines at 3 places. ―

Breakfast at 10. Sidney Herbert is dead: ― how many years since that dance at Salisbury? ― and at their first reception in Belgravia Sqre?

At 11 came to Rail. Χωρὶς τάξιν1 ― Swiss Railway. Drunken Soldiers ― a whole regiment. Mt. Blanc & exceeding lovely blue-green scenery. ―

Geneva by 3. Horrible hustle at Hotel des Bergues, but luckily got a good room. ―

Post. Letters from F.L. & W.N.

Cleaned, & dined at table d’hote ― noise, disgust & misery: not for 5fr. would I go through it again. Read in papers of the Brigands attack on Reid’s at Ravello. ― Could get no dinner for George till 7. Late, walked out, & engaged a carriage for Ferney2 at 5 tomorrow.

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

  1. No order (NB). []
  2. Ferney-Voltaire. []