Evening a clerk, (the Irishman) from Andersons came, with message from him, re
quiring my services, bidding me come on Monday next. Waud came in the evening.
24. Thursday. Putting the Pictonian subject on the block all day. Evening, Daniels,
Brown, Waud, and afterwards Butler present. Ale and talk. Waud this day taketh
up his residence in 177 Canal. At his returning he findeth the door locked, the old
man within the room declineth opening; colloquy ensueth, Brown prieth door open.
25. Friday. Damp, dismal, disgusting weather, no stirring. Drawing new
subject anticipating for Picton. Waud with me in evening &c.
26. Saturday. Still raining sans pause. Turned out; to Putnam�s,
to the Era Office, to Holden�s Magazine Office, to Butler and Brown�s new store,
Fowler�s Buildings, up unlimited stairs enow to wind the angels of Jacob�s ladder;
other calls &c, then returned wet through. Out again in the afternoon, to
Putnams, to Holden�s, where I saw, and had an auspicious confab with Fowler.
Then to the Engravers in 136 Nassau. Then to Brown, and anon back by 6,
wet again. Evening in doors with Waud and Brown. Fumigation and philoso-
27. Sunday. In doors all day, having Waud for company. Brown en
attendance on his ladye. A blustering, chilly casement shaking wind abroad,
interspersed with dull rain-drizzlings, splenetic and wailing air-spirits driven to and
fro complainingly. Drawing on canvas in the morning and general pottering about.
In the afternoon lying on the bed, talking with Waud, he having taken my place on
the �Masheene� picture; or with bed clothes heaped over head mutely picturing what
a home I would fain have, and contrasting it with this present. Well let
the good steed Fancy take bridle tween her teeth, and whither will she conduct me �
to a quiet, well ordered apartment, books and flowers, a cheerful fire burning,
heavy curtains drawn excluding the atmospheric and outer world; and I myself
reposing on luxurious sofa, my head lying on the dear bosom of she who loves
me, my lips murmuring half formed worlds of intense silent happiness, the