says of the Duke, �I�ve been all day to avoid him � he is
too disputatious for me. I think of as many things as he, but
give God thanks and make no boast of them.�
7. Tuesday. Drawing. Visitors. Waud, Ben
Haun, Dillon &c. Evening Gymnasium.
8. Wednesday. Drawing, and down town, hither
and thither. Whytal came at 6 1/2, and to Beach Street
with him; thence with Lotty and her mother to Burtons.
That handsome, lady-like English woman Mrs Marchant,
who with her husband lived at the Leonard Street boarding
house, when I stayed there, played at Burton�s to-night.
I met her husband at Erfords at dinner-time; told
me how they had been playing down south & at Philadelphia,
with success. Burton�s was crowded, as wont. �Miss
E Raymond (�as her theatrical name is,) did a Spanish
donna, assuming male attire, in �She Would and She
Would Not.� Farce followed . Took Lotty &
her mother home, and then left, after brief space.
9. Thursday. Drawing. Folks calling. Down town.
Evening Gymnasium. Waud there. Erford�s. Damoreau
back from a Boston visit, finding his Italian widow.
10. Friday. Work &c A Brooklyn visit. Evening
out with Waud & a German wood-pecker in the boat of