I would I had thy power of brain. By Jove the
Thunderer �the world will be swindled if I don�t get
time to work up the raw material of what I�ve seen in
the way of character into a book. Have I got it
in me, and will it ever come out?
14. Tuesday. Forgot to put down yesterday that Waud
went off for Troy. Came up at 11, � got to go on by 1,
sketch scene of railroad accident for the �News�, wanted
some money. So I lent him $10, and off he went with
his accustomed good-spirits and don�t-care-a-d__ nativeness
�bout anything. There�s less cant
and humbug, in him than I have
found in any mortal else o�this side of the water.
hard bit of Manhood, who abhors shams and such �
rot from the very kernel of his soul! It would be
something to grip his hand again. / Drawing till
2, doing three Picayune things. Kelly called; and at
dinner time, Mr Hart, and together, we two dined
at Erfords. Down town with him, Wall Street, Post
Office & Fulton. Bunnell & Prices, Wells & Webb &c.
Parted at 4, I to room & work again. Kelly
came, to find Hart, & left. Evening to Gymnasium,