Monday, 23 April 1860

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.]

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