The Pope took up the plan most warmly, as had Mgr. B., to whom we had mentioned it a month back. Mgr. had returned my paper, in which I drew out my plan, saying, 'Mi piace immensamente, and repeated several times that the plan was 'ben ideata. They have from the first been as kind to us as possible, and are ever willing to do anything for us.
The recipient of repeated confidences of this kind from the same person, I listened with tempered effusion. "It is a blonde again?" "Yes, you have right; blonde again." "And pretty?" "Oh, but beautiful. I lofe her come si dice! immensamente." "And where did you see her? Where did you make her acquaintance?" "I have not make the acquaintance.