Saturday, 31 March 1860

X14

Very fine & warm. ―

Went out & bought Photograffs: & to Macbeans. ― … Maj.r Reynolds came.

Worked at all 3 Parnassi ― wearily though, ― & packed up various matters. ―

Long schools of μικρὰ παιδιὰ που πηγαινον ((Young children attending (GT).)) to a confirmation. At 6, went out, to M. Citorio to enquire of railroads, thinking to go to Frascati tomorrow with G.: ― but one must be there at 6. The Corso is very full of Χωραφόλακοι, ― & French also ― & everything is in a most effervescent state. To the Knights, where was the Duchess, Isabella & Helen ― altogether: ― the Gaetani family are sadly placed now ― so opposed to all the Govt. …

Reports of all sorts are current. Lamoricière, ((The French general who took command of the papal army, which he led in the Italian  campaign against Sardinia in 1860.  On 18 September that year he was severely defeated by the Italian army at Castelfidardo.)) it really seems is at Ancôna. A few weeks must bring various changes. ―

Staid till 7, [και [] να γευματισει μονος]. ((And [] have lunch alone (GT).))

To bed early.

Piano went to day. ― Room nearly empty, but it is no longer cold now.

Crosses X
14

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

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