the announcement �Gertrude, (with Songs,) Miss Deforrest.�
/ Playing at the lowest theatre in New York �
to b�hoys, newspaper imps & harlots, � the unwashed
democracy! I can fancy the wilful little things
career, yearning for the excitement she loathes when
gained, full of resentful importance, passions, spites
& littlenesses . Yet what magic is there in a pair
of bright eyes & a sweet voice � I know she is, and
always was a thorough little snob, yet I like to think
of her when she opened the door to myself and Charley
Brown, the first time I saw her; and of her
sitting beside me at Burton�s./ I have always
been great at finding mare�s nests all my life.
I wonder whether there ever hath lived woman like
to the �Lady Geraldine� of Elizabeth Barrett Browning?
What a divine-thoughted woman must its authoress be!
14. Tuesday. A letter from home, con-
taining one from Boutcher, in Italy. Pleasant
times has he, � I envy him horribly. /
Down town during the afternoon, Picayune &
Lantern Offices, Post Office & Mr Hammetts
place in Broad Street. Return, to room, &