Florence ― day 2

Same exquisite weather. Rose at 7.

Posted 7 letters ―. Observer of the 24th Novr. & a very kind nice letter from Mrs. G. Scrivens.

Set to work hard on Fairbairn’s Florence, & did a great deal. ―

At 4.30 walked up to Ascension ― & beyond, ― & down by the road. ― Home by 6.15.

I should not stay another year here ― Certes. If I could only get tin enough, I would do all my destined Topography, & then try to settle once & for all in England: near Highgate if I could.

O my dear Ann!

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