Thursday, 29 December 1859

Rose at 8. ― The long breakfast room ―: sate next the Forsters. ― Called at 9 Condotti ― of course no George as yet. ― Then on Miss Cushman, ― out. ― On the Storeys ― he out, she “did not receive.” ― Knights; & sate some time with Charles. ― Caldwells ― with Mr. C. ― B. Mathews ― but both these were furiously Papistical & ridiculous to a fearful degree. ― Macbeans, ― seeing Col. & Mrs. Gordon. ― By then it was 2 ― & I went to P. Williams ― (where was a brother of Sir W. Parish.) ― & then walked out to P. Pia with P.W. ― Our walk was entertaining ― & the Campagna beautiful. Returning we met Dessoulany. ― ― ―

At 6 Dined at the Table d’hôte ― always very disagreeable. Sate between a Russian, & an Uncle of Mrs. Macbean. ―

But all this of course bored me horridly. ―

Tomorrow I hope to get carpets down ― &c. &c. so to wait for poor Giorgio coming more patiently.

X11

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

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