August 1 1816: A Balloon for Shelley

Make a balloon [fire balloon] for Shelley, after which he goes up to Diodati, to dine and spend the evening. Read twelve pages of Curtius. Write ; and read the c Reveries’ of Rousseau. Shelley reads Pliny’s Letters.

— Mary Shelley writes in her journal for August 1 1816.

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