Dead silences would occur occasionally, and altogether I couldn�t
feel anyway in a friendly atmosphere. I can very well un-
derstand how a domestic ogre-ism may have effected all this. /
Having outstayed the departure of the last omnibus, accepted the offer of
a bed there.
29. Thursday. After breakfast, returned Charing [Cross?]) ways
on the �Knife board� of omnibus, with Will Waud. Home alone, and
in doors all day.
30. Friday. Evening at George Clarke�s.
31. Saturday. With Tanner to Sams in the morning. Afternoon
a call at Whitelaws, then to Paternoster Row, (meeting Toner by the
way, who recognized me,) and with Tanner and Charley to the
Olympic Theatre. Finding that closed, we took cab to the Princess�s.
Charles Kean and �Louis XI.� The evening partially a failure, the
principal piece being a translation of a french drama combining stealings
from Quentin Durward, a chapter of Notre Dame and much original
bosh. The most attractive features of it, were the excessively plump, hand
some legs of a Miss Carlotta Leclerc, who played the Dauphin of
1. Sunday. With Charley saw Tanner off by rail. He has an
ogre of a father who pays him 20 [pounds] per year for hard work, who forced
his elder son to run away twice, and on one occasion looked him up
for two weeks, feeding him on bread and water. (That son�s now in Aus-
tralia. Three days ago Tanner senior wrote up, to my father, about