Gray & fine ― but misty ― warm. No Rain.

Worked all day at a new (!) Philæ.

Driven mad at 2 or 3 by the insane people above, who all sang & jumped & howled. ― Moved my things into the next room & worked till nearly 6.

Called on Miss Goldsmid. All the place in a fuss, ― the President of the Parliament being newly elected ― the President ― (i.e. of the Senate) being Caruso.

Dined: & penned out till 10.45. ― ― beginning the very last ― (i.e. the St. Quaranto,) of the 1857 Albanian tour.

G. went out to see the illuminations & reports them “bella.”1 To him, they beat St. Peter’s out & out.

Indigestion ― & little sleep[.]


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

  1. Beautiful. []