the current number of �Bleak House�, as accompaniment. Room, &
writing . Waud came up and anon Whytal. T�was not Lotty
that the play-bill designated, but Mrs Pennoyer, Philadelphian
widow, whom I recollect. She had intended to play, (one of Lott�s parts)
but couldn�t go through rehearsal, so didn�t appear. Lotty after
being applied to by Goodall time back, had heard no more of it,
though consenting to appear. / Evening writing till midnight.
Dillon rushed up by 9, but went to Erford�s to join Mr Hart
and I saw him no more.
23. Saturday. Twice to the �Daily Times� Office, leaving MS,
but not finding Raymond in either time. In the afternoon Yewel
called, (one of the Artists we met up at Catskill,) and stayed half
an hour or so. Evening, supping at Sweeneys met Parsons there.
Met Damoreau, and with him and Waud to Vesey Street where I
was introduced to Madam Prideaux, as preliminary to �giving her
away� on the morrow. Rather tall for a woman, brown hair, full
bust & figure, with an I-know-not-what sort of half-distrustful look
about the eyes. She talked freely, her foreign accent being very perceptible.
I and Waud left, and to Erfords, where Mr Hart, Dillon
& Yatman soon assembled, also, Whittle, (Robinson Street boarder and
crony of Kelly�s.) Talking, rallying &c getting up suspicions of
rivalry & feud twixt Dillon & Yatman about certain girls of a family
they visit. Damoreau came at 11. More imbibition & merri-
ment till midnight.
24. Sunday. Waud in room awhile, & Royal called. /
At 1, I went to Vesey Street, in room with Damoreau & Madame
P. Dined with them at the general boarding-house-table. There