�Master I do smell an horse � ! at which my nose is
in great indignation!� Calling in at Grove Street, found
Joe there. George and I ventilating our boots in front of the
�American Hotel,� subsequently.
8. Wednesday. Took Block No 1 to Childs. Also left my yesterday�s
�translation of the letter of Pius the 9th to Audinot� at the �Sun� Office.
Drawing in the afternoon. Evening a gossip at the Schnieders, with him
and George. Bitten by muisquitoes till my face resembles something bet-
wixt a cullender and a grand pit.
9. Thursday. Drawing all day. In the Evening with George and
Jo to the Battery, all three matagrabolized and very nearly wetted
through in returning.
10. Friday. Drawing. A letter from Boutcher. (Heylyn to be in
New York in a week or so.) Walk with George in the Evening.
11. Saturday. To New York with Block 2. Childs� � Appleton�s.
�Publishers� criticisms on drawing. O children! children! ye who turn
over the leaves for �the pictures� in a fairy book so eagerly, your happy
faces would be sadder did ye know all that the poor devil of an artist
has to endure! Verily I loathe my art when I am by it brought into
contact with such farthing-splitting, chaffering, purse proud num-
skulls. A hearty damn on all publishers, past, present, and to
come. Bentley � Tallis � [word crossed out] � Appleton � bah ! �
skunk�s all and stink aloud. / Returning to
Jersey, got my things transported per cart to York Street, the