Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page

Text for Page 081 [06-11-1855]

              75
at 1 o�clock with Ned and Charley, to get passport for France
at the place near London Bridge.       Thence, I off, alone, or
rather with Price to George Clarke�s.  Boutcher not in.  Stayed
awhile, returning home by 5, thoroughly tired.
  12.  Tuesday.   All three off at early morning from the London
Bridge Railroad Station for Paris, via New Haven and Dieppe.
A sunny breezy June day, promising heat towards noontide.    The
country aspect is nowise picturesque, until some approach towards it
is made by the chalk cliffs and green surmounted hills around Lewes,
adjacent to which town we saw a straggling body of Russian prisoners,
abroad for an airing.     Arriving at that intensely uninteresting place
Newhaven, (where poor old Louis Phillippe landed after February
1848,) we find a tavern or so, a Railroad station, a shabby
looking steamboat lying in a greenish harbor or river, and an hour
and a half�s delay awaiting us.     This passed, with the assistance of
a glass of brandy, we embark and are off into the Channel.   It
is breezy and cold, the Sun is hidden by clouds, and our shawls
are useful.     Below in the fire cabin, (we are among the 1 [pound] pas-
sengers,)  I achieve dozes one and two, each being ended by the
precipitation of myself and bench to the floor.  �Thought D��m ! �
changed place, got a good sleep, and rid of a headache which had ac-
companied me from London.    Ate sandwiches.  People began to be
sick, so went on deck for a spare, but the Channel aspect being
no wise interesting, and the wind blowing strongly, descended to another
doze.     Charley not at all happy, and looking like it, Ned pretty
well.     On deck again, and by six saw Dieppe town and light
house, and the cliffs of France stretching away to the right.     A               
  •  
Loading content ...