I thought too of quiet English roads and of
Chacombe � far away.
4. Tuesday. Snow deep everywhere and still
falling. Out by 11. To Constellation Office � saw
Roberts � settled matters. He proposed $10 weekly
� I told him I wanted double. Finally settled
at $15, until De Cordova, Assistant Ed. is civilly
bowed out, when I rise to $20. I have to be
at the office, to assume editorial functions. To
Omnibus office. Got paid $12. To Pounden�s store.
Up town to dinner, then off again through the thick
lying snow, to P. Benjamin�s. He at dinner.
Waited in basement library nigh an hour, he sending
boy bidding me take cigar. Gave me a hearty recep
tion but would read editorial of his in a loud lecture
voice, which in conjunction with the row kicked up
by two of his boys gave me a headache as if all
the devils in Malebolge were hammering on my
brain. Left at dusk � after at least 2 � hours of
torment, which has been steadily increasing till now
� past 9, I fancy, when I sit here feeling thoroughly
wearied out, mind and body. To bed and � heigho
to work for my $15 weekly to-morrow! I�ll be worth
it to them, though I have no belief in the permanence
of the paper.
5. Wednesday. To Blakeman�s, Dixon�s then down
town to commence editorial duties at Constellation Office.
The premises stretch from front to rear in Spruce St,
printers, presses &c at work in the back-ground, a