[Rome—Sunday, 19 February 1860]

Sunday 19th Walked several hours on the Pincio and in the gardens of the Academy basking in the warm sun lighting a fire at another altar of memory. Drove to see Michael Angelo’s Moses. The glory of his genius burns about this figure like a perpetual halo. I felt dumb before such majesty and waited with the Israelitish crowd to hear the holy truth. Leaving this we went to San[t’] Onofrio that we might see at sun-set the gorgeous view which Tasso loved best at all times. Dined at Miss Cushman’s with Miss Stebbins and Miss Hosmer. Miss Crowe came in afterward and oh! we did have a very nice time. Miss Cushman was so noble and generous so truly like herself.


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