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.
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.]