the remainder of the evening, taking part in the �Fox and Geese,�
during which her hair came down. She looked so pretty and so in-
nocent that nobody could think it immodest for a second. Nor was
it! Haney went home with the Partons at about 1, Cahill
and I trudged back to New York, through the mild night, and part
of the time, through the slow falling rain.
6. Wednesday. In doors all day, doing very little.
7. Thursday. Down town in the morning. To Mrs Jewells
in the evening; she and her daughters there. A project of Mrs
Sexton starting a boarding-house. / O�Brien called
in the afternoon. Incidentally, I have heard a characteristic
thing of him. Underwood, one of the editors of the �Atlantic Monthly�
being on here, O�Brien must needs give him, Wilkins, Clapp and
Fry (of the Tribune) a supper at Delmonico�s � some $30 affair
or more. Splendid illustration of Erin go Brag!
8. Friday. Wrote to Mary Anne, and to Waud. Out in the
afternoon. Little Miss Brooks called this morning and asked
for Mrs Potter, who was out. The Biddies being engaged in clean-
ing the front parlour, she was about to walk into the back one,
where Leslie was breakfasting at his usual late hour! The
servant told her �a gentleman� was there. Still she wanted to go
in. The servant asked her to walk up stairs, to Mrs Patten�s
or Miss Cooper�s room � which she declined � and went away.
Meantime Leslie had bolted to the further door, preparing to
quit the room by it, if she entered at the other. He subsequent-
ly went off without his breakfast!!!
9. Saturday. Don�t recollect. Down town in the morning.
10. Sunday. With Haney to Pounden�s, in pursuance of an
invitation given by the latter, on night, when I found him in