first love, ambition, the bliss of loving, with the final
�And it has come to thus �� But I should say
that it is more often done in a moment of excitement, not thought-
fully. / Joe and George calling in the Evening
went out with them. Bagatelle and whist at tavern kept
by an Englishman.
27. Friday. New York. Childs unwell. Saw his ill-looking
and ill mannered partner Jocelyn. Half an hour at Bobbett and
Edmonds, then a call on Stringer. Decisions as to �Mose� and
the Railway trip postponed to Next Week. [words crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[words crossed out] A walk with George about the
Waterside, in the Evening. If I augur aright he�ll return
home ere three months has passed.
28. Saturday. Called twice at Childs� in the morning;
he out both times. A call at Robert Roberts. He out of town.
Talk with his man. Another unsuccessful call at Childs
in the afternoon. Returned blue devilled, head-hanging down,
snarl-faced, and thinking that I ought not to finding getting
up fortune�s ladder so difficult. Evening looked in
at the Pork Store. Plenty of musquittoes and but com-
paratively few customers. Mr. Greatbatch called there.