awake all night.
18. Wednesday. Down town to Harper�s with
Shepherd, he to Guernsey, I to Bonner. I was
so poor and low-spirited that I could have
hugged the man I was greeted with �Your
story�s in type, Mr Gunn.� To the Sunday
Times� Office, got $5 for story left on Satur-
day. To the Evening Post Office, Godwin, Ma-
verick, Nordhoff and Nichols the picture dealer,
all more of less talking hate of England. Re-
paid chaff about nationality with interest and came
of well in it. Godwin humorous and anti-Bri-
tish, Maverick spirited, Nordhoff (a German ^|Norwegian|)
narrow-minded, Nichols blatant and soapy.
Godwin friendly, took me aside, talked of work.
Left; paper buying &c; met Shepherd at
Mataran�s as appointed; he had got $40
for his poem. Up town by 2 with him; he
out again, of course after lunch, I to room
and scribbling. When I descended to the din-
ner table I found him rather drunk, in com-
pany with Glover, whom we had encountered at
the door of a tavern in Houston street, in the
afternoon. He looked sick and seedy, was
indeed paying the price of a dirty sensuality with
a waiter-prostitute at one of the concert-hells.
The fellow is an attach� of the Wilkes� Spirit; he