Slepp vastly. ――――― At 8 all clear & bright, & it really seemed as tho’ the weather was changed. ―
Accounts ― & advanced 5 dollars to G. for “ricordi” ((Souvenirs.)) for his wife &c. ― Also paid Spillmann 25 dollars ― & wrote to him propoging that he should purchase the furniture of these rooms. Whether he does or not I shall only feel too liberato ((Set free.)) και ελεθερος ((And free (GT).)) when I am out of this “buco.” ((Hole.)) ―
Went to Macbeans ― & lo! rain again!
The afternoon howbeet was clear.
I worked pretty hard all day at Musters’ Jerusalem ― at times despairingly, but leaving off at 6 in somewhat better humour.
Mr. Barton & a friend called.
At 6½ went to the Falcone & dined alone, reading Kingsley’s “Yeast.” The “lights of other days” which colour the Falcone are too sad for me to bear with very well. ―
O this sad weary place! ―
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]