Rose late. A very nice note from poor Helen K. asking me to dine tomorrow to meet “days of V. Taverna party” ―― wh. I could not resist, & wrote “yes” to.
Did not go out till 4½ ― & then walked round Borghese with Cheales & Captain (Trehorm? ― or Jamieson?)
Day very bright & fine.
The account of Pio IX’s rage & his speech this morning at the American College was wondrous. ―
O dear Emily T.! & various people! ―
Now I live a living death here!
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]