Bellew dislikes England.
looking goodhumored, sat in the direction
of Haney, Polhemus on the near side. Which
young man is rather a slow coach in con-
versation, having a talent for silence.
Presently Nast invited Eliza to the
theatre, of course after Sally. All left
at 11 �; a very cold night. Scribbling
till 2 or so.
18. Monday. To Bowman�s boarding-
house in Laight Street,x a semi-vegetarian
one, Boweryem with me. Got a bundle
of �Tribunes� &c. for consultation for my
present task, then down-town, to the
�Evening Post� offie. Saw Godwin and
Maverick, anon Henderson, getting $5
for last article. Returning up Nassau
Street, met Banks, who had a recently-
received letter from Bellew. He rails at the
climate of England, says it doesn�t agree
with him, talks of returning, speaks of
Bob Gun�s �American Agency,� and �magni-
ficent reading rooms,� and of �poor weak Cahill
with nothing to do in this merciless metropo-
lis.� Return; in-doors writing all the rest
of the day till 11 P.M; Boweryem copying
my M. S. for me. Yesterday evening
x Where I boarded afterwards � from Jan. to the first week in April, 1873 Eheu!