[Venice—Tuesday, 27 November 1888]

To Lido. 10.30– Another fine day– Mr Browning talked of Miss M. Fuller & of her end. He did not find “The Mountainous Me” wh. Emerson attributed to her– Of meeting one Alcott in Carlyle’s company—when RB a young man. Alcott talked silly extravagance, wh. B. attacked—& Carlyle sd  [‘]Your ideas are fulish, & the young man only reflects the judgment of most people o’ sense about your notions.’

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