Wednesday, 29 February 1860

Sent letters to Dickenson & R. Fowler.

Very fine ― & !!!!!!!! warm!!!! ―

But I was thoroughly cold & very unwell: throat & chest bad.

Worked at Gibbs’s Cervara all day ― 9 to 5, but extremely unable to sit.

At 4½ Wilson came, but Asthma prevented my speaking much. Apropos of Rome, he told McPherson that I thought Miss Ironside had better study nature & not Titian!! ―― Walked alone to S. Agnese ― the mountains very lovely  . ―

1860-02-29

But unwell. ― Dined alone. Worked on Musters Philæ.

Sent letters to R. Fowles, ― & to Dickenson ― ordering a paper to be sent somehow ― for I can get none here.

It is not easy to think HOW I can get through 2 more whole months in this very odious place.

Throat bad ― & cold worse. Had a fire lit in my bedroom.

X11

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

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