the time comes, I pray that I may have some loving face
beside me, to close my eyes in their last glance at
27. Wednesday. Down town, to Bunnell�s, the Lantern
Office, Engravers, & Post Office. Returned, drawing hard
till dinner time. Dined, then to Lantern Office � Brougham,
Powell & Seymour � Got $5 on account. To room again,
& drawing till 6. Reading, Dicken�s �Carol� again.
Shall I ever forget the first time I read it?
/ Out to Shelleys for supper, returned by 8 1/2.
It�s a chill wintry night, � I feel very lonely just now, �
the very clock seems to tick sorrowfully. Wherefore I think
I�ll e�en go to bed and muse my self to sleep.
28. Thursday. Putting stove up, drawing &c. Down town
by 3 or so, at Lockingtons & Weed�s. Post Office &c. A
walk on the Battery afterwards. Returned to room. Davis called,
& then Waud. Stayed till 8 1/2, then all to the Battery, there
to witness a display of fireworks, which was well done.
29. Friday. Drawing. Field the Artist called. Wanted
to sell one of his books, Gavarni sketches. He suffering awfully
from a sort of tic doloreux, and desirous of rousing the money
to employ dentist�s and to �destroy his nerves� of his teeth. So