[Venice—Sunday, 1 December 1889]

ll this week Mr Browning ailing, and did not go to Lido. He however dined out, and went to the Opera—tho’ had taken blue pill, and reduced diet & no wine. On Saty 30th he had a sharp attack of asthma and bronchitis, and Dr Cini sent for. I was there on Sunday P.M. His son said he was weak and in low spirits—and ought not to think of return to London.

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