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Jesus hominum Salvator

Sunday evening, January 7th, 1554, fell down and sprained my shoulder and my arm and stayed sick
and stayed at Bronzino's house for six days; then back home and stayed sick
until carnival, which was on February 6th, 1554.

Sunday noon, March 11th, 1554
dinner with Bronzino
chicken and veal and I was well
(To tell the truth, when he arrived I was
still in bed, it was quite late
and when I got up I felt stuffed and swollen, it was
a nice day); in the evening, a small portion of cold roast beef
and I was thirsty
and on Monday evening, white cabbage and a pancake.
Tuesday evening one half of a little goat's head
and vegetable soup.
Wednesday evening the other fried half and a good measure of grapes
and bread for five cents and capers with salad.
Thursday morning dizziness
which lasted the whole day,
and I was in an entirely bad state since
and my head was weak;
Thursday evening a soup of good mutton and
beet salad.
Friday evening beet salad and a pancake of two eggs.
Saturday I fasted. Sunday evening, it was Palm
Sunday, some cooked mutton and
some salad and had to eat
bread for three cents.
Monday evening felt very strong
and good after dinner: I had eaten
lettuce salad, a soup of good mutton
and bread for 4 cents.
Tuesday evening lettuce salad
and pancake.
Wednesday evening before Easter almonds for 2 cents
and a pancake and nuts,
and made the figure above the skull:
Thursday evening lettuce salad and
some caviar and one egg;
the duchess came to San Lorenzo,
the duke came, too.
Friday evening a pancake, beans
and a bit of caviar and bread for four cents.
Saturday evening, I ate two eggs.
Sunday, which was Easter morning and Lady Day,
went to lunch with Bronzino and dinner, too.
Monday evening I ate wild salad
and a lemon half
and a pancake of two eggs.
Tuesday evening, I had a sore throat and ate a piece
of rosemary þavoured raisin bread and a pancake
and salad and dried figs.
On Wednesday, I fasted.
Thursday evening, a piece of raisin bread, a pancake from one egg, salad and bread for 4 cents in toto.
Friday evening salad, green pea soup and a pancake and bread for 5 cents.
On Saturday butter, salad, sugar and pancake.

Sunday, April 1st, lunch with Bronzino
and no dinner in the evening.
Monday evening a mashed bread with butter and a pancake and 2 ounces of pie.
Saturday I went to a tavern for salad and pancake and cheese, and I felt good.
On Sunday lunch and dinner with Bronzino.
On Monday, a cooked loin of good veal.
On Tuesday, two fried eggs and salad.
Thursday evening, bread four 4 cents, salad, badly cooked veal.
In the evening of Friday the 13th, cooked chicory, bread for 4 cents and a pancake.
Saturday evening.
Sunday evening. cooked veal and seethed salad and cheese.

Wednesday, May 23rd, meat for dinner.
Thursday, which was Corpus Christi Day, lunch with Bronzino:
I had Greek wine, meat
and fish; and an ounce of meat pie in the evening,
and little appetite.

Saturday evening, June 2nd, obtained the chair which
costed me 16 lira.
June 9th, 1554, Marco Moro began to brick up the choir and to plaster
at St. Lorenzo.

Today, the 18th, St. Luke's eve, slept downstairs under the new quilt for the first time.
October 19th, felt sick, like having a cold, and after that,
could no longer throw up
and it took me several nights to get the hard stuff out
like it happened to me before in summer,
I don't know whether it was the same since the weather has been very nice, and I ate well all the time;
so I began to look a little more after myself and toughened myself with 3 of 30 ounces of bread,
that is 10 ounces a meal, that is, I ate once a day, without drinking much: before the 16th of the month, I had bottled 6 casks of Chianti.
Today, the 22nd of the month, 1554, came back home and stayed alone there waiting for the landlord until
11 p.m., then ate a pancake, eight ounces of bread, a nut and a dried fig
and two pieces of cooked cod.
In the evening of the 23rd, a soup of cooked mutton, and two baked apples and ten ounces of bread
and a quarter cup of wine, and I began
to broach the cask.

And Monday evening with Bronzino, who had Luca Martini and Tasso as visitors, chicken and hare and
eight ounces of bread.
Tuesday evening, ate some mutton and ten ounces of bread and began to develop a taste
for Piero's wine, slept well at night.
Wednesday evening, the first day of Lent, I fasted, my mouth still feeling bad and dried out.
Thursday evening, St. Thomas' Eve, seethed wild salad and two eggs; and
Friday evening, as if it were two evenings, I ate 27 ounces of bread.
And Saturday evening, I fasted; until Sunday evening, I ate some roast beef.
On Monday, Christmas Eve, dined at Bronzino's house and stayed until the evening
and ate, without drinking anything besides, a snipe; on the second holiday, I dined there again in the morning as well as in the evening,
and on St. John's Day, a good dinner at Daniello's house, a fried moorhen and eight ounces of bread.

Friday and Saturday, 30 ounces of bread,
eggs, butter and other things at home.
Sunday evening, roast pork and 16 ounces of bread.

Monday: wild salad and a pancake
and 13 ounces of bread.
(To be continued)