Slepp vastly. ――――― At 8 all clear & bright, & it really seemed as tho’ the weather was changed. ―

Accounts ― & advanced 5 dollars to G. for “ricordi”1 for his wife &c. ― Also paid Spillmann 25 dollars ― & wrote to him propoging that he should purchase the furniture of these rooms. Whether he does or not I shall only feel too liberato2 και ελεθερος3 when I am out of this “buco.”4

Went to Macbeans ― & lo! rain again!

The afternoon howbeet was clear.

I worked pretty hard all day at Musters’ Jerusalem ― at times despairingly, but leaving off at 6 in somewhat better humour.

Mr. Barton & a friend called.

At 6½ went to the Falcone & dined alone, reading Kingsley’s “Yeast.” The “lights of other days” which colour the Falcone are too sad for me to bear with very well. ―

O this sad weary place! ―

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

  1. Souvenirs. []
  2. Set free. []
  3. And free (GT). []
  4. Hole. []