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 112 [07-17-1855]

              105
bookshelves, drawers, boxes &c, my mother stowing �em in the two
stout boxes, which have twice crossed the Atlantic.     Thus till 10 1/2
then I took omnibus to the Grays Inn Road, called in at Sanford�s
and gave him another hour at photographing, Cornelius Bagster and
Boutcher joining me there.     Two successes being achieved, I go back
on omnibus; and presently am in Mrs Drinkwater�s market cart, with
my father and two boxes, on my way to the Nine Elms Station, there
to transmit them to Southampton.     Back to dinner by 3, and no
more abroad for the day.   Boutcher came, as wont, and by the
evening we made up a very jolly party, both at supper table and
afterwards.  /  C Bagster had been helping Boutcher all day, fussing 
about, leanding Camera &c.)   Ned was present, also Sam. Min-
nie had called, at an earlier period of the evening, but I think
stayed not.   I & Boutcher talked much, and even, when at 12
we mounted bed-ward, broke not off in converse till daylight.
  18. Wednesday.  Up by 6, breakfast, and cab at the door
in half an hour.   Good bye to all.  My Mother, (who had been work-
ing heroically for the preceeding two days,) only broke down temporarily
at parting; my father gave me 10 [pounds], with 3 [pounds] for Mary Anne.
Rosa & Naomi cried, Dick and Charley walked on ahead to see
us off at the station, I, Boutcher and Conworth into cab, and
off, through the cold, quiet streets, to the Waterloo Road.   There, 
and into the train by 7, farewell to Charley and Dick, and off.
The Day�s �Times,� some talk, a lengthy doze on the part of Bout-
cher, more talk, and three hours of flat sunny country brought
us to Southampton.     To the Docks, and seeing about luggage,
mine being all right, Conworth�s, (which had been sent on from Ban-               
  •  
Loading content ...