Tuesday, 30 July 1861

Courmayeur.

Rose 4.30. The 2 nice women ― cousins of Miss Beauforts ― ˇ[one] a Miss Nicolls. 5.30 went with G. to Pre S. Didier & to the Cliffs above, where I drew till 8.30.

At 12 ― dined ― in perfect torture from flies which are horrible here. I resolved to go tomorrow. Life in [Levityahead] is harder work than in any place I know. I shall not waste time in going to the Cramont & I don’t respect or like Mt. Blanc enough to stay longer.

Drew in various places after 3: & wandered in the Enormous gloom valley from 6.30 to 7.30.

Supper ―― crowds of English, some 30 or 40 at table.

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

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