Great Masada ― 3rd day

Did little all day. A little work at the 2 Church’s drawings ― a little at the large Masada. Went to Williams at 4 ―Gibson & old Levern there. (Levern said to P.W. ― [“]your operation is nothing to one I had once on my own eye. A nail 7 inches long was shot into the corner & the head was level with the eye so that it was rather ornamental than otherwise:” ― “was it not uncomfortable?[”] said I quietly. ― “Not at all ― but the taking it out was: & occupied 3 hours, & it was difficult not to crush the eye altogether, only it had curved round it, & so did not hurt the brain!” ――

Dined alone at the Blue Posts.

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