Wednesday, 25 January 1860

Somewhat better, take all the day through.

Abominably dark & wet morning, & I fret & worry at the damp miserable kitchen for my poor servant.

But at 11 it cleared, & I was able to commence skies in the 2 Palermos, & the Dead Sea: ― after which I worked at the Dead Sea considerably & well: ― & then outlined in color the 3 Parnassi ― & after that made tracings for Stansfeld’s Campagnas.

Whereon a Mr. Jouny came: ― e poi, P. Williams, with whom I walked towards St. Agnese. ――

The gloom & deadliness of Rome!

Returned to dine alone: yet the comfort of the rooms is great, were only the kitchen tolerable. Ou! broots!

So I penned out the last Cedar drawing ― & now to bed.



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

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