the winter and spring of 1852 & 3 hindered the circulation of
his paper, secretly wishes to be rid of me. (I�ll not trouble
him.) Writing all day. (my book.) Alf and Clarence Eytinge
up in the evening. With the former to Haney�s & Parton�s lod-
gings, and to the residence of Parton�s aunt. He (and she) had
gone to the opening night of Rachel�s performances; subsequent
to which we met him, and had an hour and scotch ale together
in a Broadway place.
4. Tuesday. Writing during the morning, only Banks
coming stamping up. At 2 strolled down to Fulton Market and
made a dinner off roast oysters in one of those half al-fresco restau-
rants, where you look out upon the market people & passersby.
Called in on Welden. To room and writing, till the Wauds,
Sol Eytinge and Wood came up. Out with them to Trankerhoffs
by 9 for drinks.
5. Wednesday. Writing �Pen Scratches from Paris.� Strong�s
boy up. Some cut�s Gayler�ll take, some not. Down town,
(meeting Levison in the Park by the way, and having a cool sentence
or so with him,) to the Brother Jonathan Office, and saw
Day, about cuts. To Fulton Street. None of the �miserable
club� present, only Wood and Clarence Eytinge. The smal-
ler Waud, (who�d been showing himself in Broadway,) came in
anon. To dinner, and writing all the rest of the day. Swinton
called in during the afternoon. Writing till midnight.
I long for letters from England.
6. Thursday. Writing awhile till noon, then to Ful-
ton Street, where I learnt that Alf had gone out with Stone,