his capless condition. Finally after supper he comes himself, sees me,
but not Alf, but obtaineth not the cap, and has to borrow Mac�s dingy oil-skin
on to return home, being thus out-fooled. / Mr Hart and Dillon called.
Left them in Broadway, and went to Franklin Street, calling on Mrs Kidder�s
Charley�s �mother� that will not be, �Lotty� come in shortly, and a good temper-
ed en bon pant Jane Gibson, with whom I sat talking till past ten. Mrs
Kidder [words crossed out] talkative sans limit, and [word crossed out] ^|I| being a good
time passed well ^|enow.| Charley�s letter�s or part read to me. He has not written
for a fortnight, and there are more than indications that their �loving voyage is
but for two months victualled.� She is �perfectly indifferent.� He addressed two
letters to �Mrs Charles Brown� � she replied that would he send the address of
that lady she would forward them to her, also bidding him not put all the senti-
ment outside the letter, he having been plentiful in sealing wax affection-drops.
They know him thoroughly, of his debts, and proneness to play first fiddle. The
Ego of his letters was prominent, nor were they true letters. He woed the daugh-
ter through the mother. Had he been as careful to make her love him, as to
shine, she ^|might have been taught to.| [words crossed out]. A shrewd little creature is
feminine hearted, says she won�t wed till she�s one and twenty, as she don�t
want to make a fool of herself; � don�t like being �buttered�, and laughed
furiously in narrating that Fogg had said of her nose �he�d never seen such a one
in his life�� Says that Alf Waud flattered her and she don�t like him. Spake
earnestly to me, though with a pretty wilfulness. Accident and absence will
sever them, � unwise Charley! [words crossed out] ^|Will you| meet a prize to match
this little, black eyed, wild haired, earnest faced, impulsive, merry hearted girl.
Nor will she know the value of her own hear till Sorrow has taught her
the worth of it. / Played cavalier to Miss Gibson for the space of
a few blocks, on leaving, and then to Canal Street home,
2. Wednesday. Office all the dull drizzling, splashing wet day.