Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
Previous Match25 matches Next HitSee *matches* and [# of matching pages] in above lists.

Text for Page 038 [02-03-1860]

              31
	 A Letter from Alfred Waud.
Alf Waud, of which he is the bearer, describes
him.      He paints landscapes, has lived Bohe-
main fashion in Paris for years, helped build
barricades in 1848, stood sentinel over the pic-
tures at the Louvre or Luxembourg and much
more.    Has no perceptible French accent to his
English, is married, a neighbour of Alf Waud�s
at Boston, projects brining wife and family to
New York, if his fortunes prosper.     Seems a
pleasant fellow.       Morris and Cahill were in
my room, part of the time.        Rondell spoke eulo-
gistically of Alf. Waud�s essays in painting and
reports that Will Waud meditates a visit to
New York in a fortnight.        Here is a digest
of Alf�s account of his own doings and those
of his brother.       �Business still dormant � con-
stant habit of economy � John Andrew �
bloated carcase � infernal mean humbug� (plea-
sant way Alf has, of speaking of people)�going
to New York � Will has about enough to do �
always new clothes � evident what expenditure
he considers of most importance � just snob enough
to suit the Boston people � quietly, self-conceited-
ly snobby � mildly, impressively snobby, of a kind
that never does anything to put its hair out of
array, or crease its pants, or dirty or wear out
its boots and would not be seen out of a silk               
  •  
Loading content ...