that you almost love. Activity, jumpings about and
practical mischeif like to a boys. And withal a hard
way of talking of character and individual, � no self
cheating as to such. And a resolve to un-sentimentalize
about anything. That�s Alf Waud as I see him now,
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If I can forget him, here�s his portrait to look at.
4. Friday. Drawing some litte & writing. Bell-
man the wood-pecker came. Down town with Waud;
parted, I to Lantern Office, on bootless errand, a call
in at the Picayune Office, then to dinner by 4 at Sweeny�s.
to Royal�s after, gave boys tickets to theatre; then
to room and drawing. Did one complete, then reading
and writing awhile. �Tis now nigh 11, so to bed.
5. Saturday. Drawing till 2, dined, then drawing
again. Down town, Waud walking with me. To Picayune
Office; Price & Carroll there. Neagle�s book store, looking
over early etchings of George Cruikshank &c. Dreary, muddy
progression to room again, At 8 came Brown and Brightly,
an hour�s talking, then out with them, to Billiard
Rooms in search of Waud, and found him there.
Brown & Brightly played. Anon all out, and they to
the Ten-pin alley at �Gothic Hall�, where I rejoined