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              into Mr Hall�s room was inveigled into whist, with Homer, his father
and Cross.     At conclusion of the games  adjourned to Watermans   and the
demolition of bivalves, and then return and all to bed.
  6  Sunday.  Sitting for my portrait in our atelier-loft all the morning,
the rain preventing our Hobokenizing as intended .  Homer Hall up once or
twice. He, his father and Cross leave the city this day, the two for Genessee,
the one for Buffalo.  Wish the latter would cash up the owing $10.  /   After
dinner the two boy Andersons called with their dog, a sturdy, strong loined,
sandy haired mongrel, [word crossed out].  Joe called .  Sitting continued
till 4, when sallying out with the Andersons, we coasted the North
River to the Battery.  A pleasant April day, the sun shining while
rain drops fell into the bright water , and a faint,  beautifully tinted
rainbow spanning the sky.   Arrived at the end of New York, the
trees all in bright, light green, the water a flood of glory, the
sky large heavy rifts of white cloud,  beautiful exceedingly, here and
there a heavenly intense blue, making the looker on�s heart yearn
for words to be thankful for the priviledge of gazing at it.    Sug-
gested to Alf an impromptu visit to Barth, and he agreeing, we
parted with the boys at the Ferry, crossed to Brooklyn, found my
friend the Paddylander boatman, and were soon floating on the
fresh bright water, Alf and boatman pulling, I sitting in the
stern, looking out at the distant sea of gold, the purple water,
the evening sun and in a dream of thoughtful delight pondering on many
things great and small.  Landing, strolled along the margent to the
Hospital, there found Barth and good welcome.  Supped with him,
then read and talked of Boccacio &c, anon a stroll about the
island, we intending departure, but no boatmen being at hand we
return to abide the night with him.   Moderate imbibition and               
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