rollicking, friendly, unenvious existences
conceivable! Not a word of the dreary dis-
sipation, the getting in debt, the bad blood,
spites, bickerings and general raffishness of
it! Bah! Dropped in at Edwards�
for ten minutes, then home. Haney & Co
rehearsing �Barbazure� at Mort Thomson�s house,
he still out west.
16. Friday. Down town all the morning,
work-hunting &c, sans luck. Drawing.
17. Saturday. A wet miserable ay. Only
out in the afternoon. Frank Pounden up. He
out of a situation.
18. Sunday. In doors till evening; to Cha-
pin�s, then to Edwards�, with young Honeywell
whom I met on leaving the church. Haney, Nast
Knudsen and one of the Pillows, (Parton�s brothers
in law or half-brothers) there. Talking with the
girls, Haney mostly to Matty. Morris came
anon. With him to Haney�s, on leaving, I wan-
ting to get a book.
19. Monday. Work. Down town in the after
noon and returning was accosted by and walked
some blocks with Watson � Watson the long, lank
vulturous ex-forger, ex-engraver, ex-dealer in jewel-
ry and �confidence�-operator, ex-convict and present
story-writer &c for Harpers Mag and Weekly.
He more than hinted that his ex-mistress, now