Rose early. ― A bad head cold. ― Heard George read a little. ―
Went to Church. ― Mr. Thomas preached an absurd sermon about responses, kneeling &c. Walked back with Dr. Kennedy & Mr. More. At 2, went with them & C. Newton in a carriage to C. Metella,1 & thence to along the Appian Way nearly to the 5th mile. Returned.

Ach! the pink & purple lights ― & the widely striding Acqueducts! ― & the snow sunset lit Velino2 over those calm plains of Marsica!3


So we came back. ―

I dined at the Angleterre, Dr. Kennedy, More, & Clark. ―

The former only is delightful.

Wrote to F.L.

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

  1. The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, just before the third mile of the Via Appia Antica. []
  2. An affluent of the river Nera, in turn an affluent of the Tiber. []
  3. An area in the Abruzzo. []