Wednesday, 12 November 1862

Slept pretty well. Morning cold ― but fine.

I now tend towards steam to Genoa fr. Marseilles ― & giving up the Corniche this year.

Rose late. Flanéed ― & bought Photographs till 1 ― or 2: after which I walked along the Quais ― looking at all the old books to find ― Tennyson’s Poems. The wonderful beauty of Paris| The Morgue. The Jardin des Plantes ― cold & ill kept.

Dined at 4 ― & at 6. came to the Marseilles Station. Off by 7.45.

2. Talkative folk ― going to Montpelllier ― & 2 very nice young people opposite me ― an officer in the Roman Garrison ― with his, (I think) newly married wife. She was wonderfully pretty ― & to look at her “amused” ― pleased me all night. These were nice specimens of young humanity ― both.

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


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