Breakfasted leisurely at Goslings Senior, read Sunday
papers & then to Brooklyn. Waited for two hours
in the little lane by the water side in the expectation
of the advent of a boatman, but none arriving, and
having finished my number of that most remarkable
book Mayhews �London Labour & the London Poet�,
I crossed to New York again and found a boat at
Castle Garden. Over. Dined with Barth &
Hungarian Gruby. Reading &c in the afternoon.
Shower bath. Return at about 8, (after some wait-
ing for a boatman, in company with others � a
Bermuda born lady, her husband, the boatman
Connor�s wife, and a good humored comely Irish
girl, which latter twain arrived in the boat.
Return to New York by the Fulton Ferry. To my
room and commenced a letter to Boutcher.
19. Thursday. Up early with intent to do a