Attempts to gain leave to visit Germany; Duke of Coburg (his opera:), Weimar and Dresden; frustrated.— “Solitude” at Zurich; Wagner at the pianoforte.—Longing for Liszt : incidents of his eight-day visit.—Niece Johanna.—St Moritz ‘cure’ ; depression ; Italy and insomnia.—Carlsruhe Festival: Eduard Devrient; Liszt the organiser ; von Billow reappears; Pohl’s brochure.—Salutation at Basle; to Paris with Liszt.—Liszt replaced by Minna; back home again.