An Evening at 745.
all the time, but danced and did my best to forget
my state, not successfully. The girls were full
of spirits and good-humor. Sally in the new
dress looked capitally, and soon questioned Welles
with characteristic dexterity about Nast�s former
flame and journey to Rochester, which �Tommy�
had denied or concealed from her. Welles corobbora-
ted the information and Sally told me of her
manoeuve. I am pretty sure she has kept back
a sly item or two concerning her relations with
Nast, indeed she allowed it by implication. Matty
was very good and kind and pretty tonight, too,
and Eliza bade me to the theatre with them to-mor-
row, I believe at Haney�s suggestion. We stop-
ped till past 12, then broke up, homewards, Pol-
hemus going a bit of the way with me. He is a black-
haired young fellow with a clear complexion and
good color who looks handsomish at a little distance,
but less satisfactory from a nearer point of view.
22. Thursday. Horrible oppression on chest
and stomach and generally sick. By 1. P. M.
went to see Dixon and got a prescription from him,
meeting the Scotchman Sutherland, and Hayes (the
scene-painter) by the way. A lovely, clear, cool,
sunny day, determined not to return to my room,
so went down town, called at Paul�s and Ha-
ney�s, and after some waiting the latter came in.