some impertinence by his whilome crony North. ) To
Castle Garden with Barth and there in the hot glorious
summer afternoon crossed to the Island. Many inmates
sick in the Hospital of the Cholera,) some deaths. / Barth
having an Album with its feminine owners request for verses
I concocted some sixteen lines of horrific bosh, in which a
festive Nightingale rocked upon a red Ocean & a blood red
moon figured, whilk was straightway inserted. Abed with
Barth, other couchs being occupied. Hot & restless, mus-
quitos humming hungrily, savage at the net curtains barring
their phlebotamizing practices.
2. Thursday. Over to New York with Barth, quitting
him at Barnums. To Office & to work. Barth came
again at 1 or so. Dined together at Goslings, parting
at Castle Garden, he across the bright water and I back
to Lantern Office. Brougham returned from Washington.
Got no money from them. Returned to Office & Waud
coming up, agreed to accompany him to Brooklyn for a bathe
in the East River. Fagan called & left. To Brooklyn
with Waud, � a dark moonless night. Calling on Davis,
he at supped & disinclined to leave, we sought the place.
Tide low, big lumbering vessels crowding up the little dock,
a juvenile Celt waiting there, perchance in the desperate hope