31. Thursday. Hurried to the Era Office before business. Sam �Tom Frank�, left
block and then to Office. There all day as usual, rushing to and from Canal at
dinner. Called again at the Era Office, and got paid. Evening at work on
daguerrotype picture, Waud present, as usual.
1 Friday. Office, as usual, from 8 till 6. Met Joe and Mr Royal
in Chatham Street. Evening drawing, matagrabolized enow.
2 Saturday. Yesterday repeated, as near as I can call to mind.
3. Sunday. Drawing ineffectually all the dull and dreary day, from
the daguerrotype. Waud present all time.
4. Monday. Office. Evening Joe calleth, and in conjunction with Brown
and Waud ale is discussed. I at work, and splenetic.
5. Tuesday. Office. I like Anderson. How prone are
we to weigh differing individuals in our own pithy conceit manufactured scales.
And how wrong was I to put down his rough impulsive, business like, droll,
rollicking humor as vulgar. Evening, in accordance with an intimation
of Charley�s, off with him up Broadway to one of the Avenues, (imbibing
a brandy toddy by the way.) Arrived at the domicile enshrining his ladye
love, she herself openeth the door. A glorious little creature, with large,
bright black eyes and dark hair curling all round her head. The feature she
would not be considered handsomex, but when seated at the piano-forte, her
face was lit up by the pleasure of imparting pleasure to us, she was abso-
lutely beautiful. She sung to us, again and again, and thus the
evening passed most pleasantly. A more impulsive, exquisitely natural little
creature I have never seen, and when shaking hands at parting I could
fain have said �Now may God bless you!� with all my heart.
An exultant scamper back to Canal and bed.
x A most decided, outrageous, unqualified blunder. She is handsome August 1851.