strange feeling that we have been in like scenes before, know
what is coming, what will be said &c. Emerson�s right.
No Time and Space in Spirit Land. Eternal �Now.�
What a cloud of faces rise to my Mind�s eye, now. How
many, how varied, how for a space daily encountered,
then to drift off, never to reappear again. Were it to
be said to us even of a chance common-place acquaintance, �
�When one of you quit this room, you will never behold him more
in this World,� it would sound solemnly. Yet such things
are, every day, �twixt dear friends, �twixt mother and son,
wife and husband. �Twill come, for one of them.
28. Tuesday. Drawing till 2. Dined, then down
town calls. Picayune, Time Piece, Strong�s. At a New
publication Office �New York Journal.� With Hutchings.
Return. Supped at Erford�s, after calling at Vesey
Street & seeing Waud & Brown. Mr Hart, Dillon
& Waud came to my room at 7. Up town together,
and all, save Dillon to the Gymnasium; he joining us
at Erford�s afterwards.
29. Wednesday. Work on a big pine-board poster
for Hutchings. Down town in afternoon. Met Dillon &
Hart at dinner. Calls. Saw N Orr at �Journal
Office.� Back by 1/2 6, feeling weak & ill. Rain