love-letters now. So he plays cards and reads Shakspere.
He was really in earnest in his wish to love and be loved,
and I think has shown better throughout the affair than the
lady. Perhaps �tis a Nemesis for his treatment of little
8. Wednesday. Phonography & writing. Out for half an
hour before dinner, calling at Arnolds�. Writing during the
afternoon and till 9; then went to the Edwards�. Haney
9. Thursday. Phonography; writing. Down town in
the afternoon with an intention of going to Corbyn�s, Staten
Island. Didn�t, but went over to Brooklyn with Pounden.
We encountered Pounden�s baby on the other side of the ferry
in charge of the girl who lives in their house � a relative of
Mrs P�s � who was going to see her sister off. Pounden
was in great glory and showed pleasantly carrying his boy
home. Altogether a genial evening. I had been moved by
the bickerings of husband and wife to venture kindly remon-
strances to either separately. Both acknowledged the justice
of my remarks, and, I think, tried to restrain themselves.
It was most perceptible in the woman.
10. Friday. To New York. Very head-achy all day.
Wrote a very long letter to Hannah.
11. Saturday. To Doctor�s & Post Office (Spring St.)
Writing (Paul Gower) the rest of the day.
12. Sunday. Alf Waud appeared at breakfast-time.
He has not yet returned to Wolfborough since his �wife�s�
confinement, consequently does not know the child�s sex.
After an hour in Haney�s room, accompanied him to