and cigars in the Afternoon. Wet night. Call at Nassau St,
and got lamp. Then to Canal. Brown and Waud. Drew
on wood for next weeks Era till 12, which is now stroking,
while I, so dead asleep with fatigue can scarce keep eyes open,
score up last weeks busy time, and anticipate work on the
morrow. 8 in the more till 12 at night is not laziness.
17 Sunday. Through the ceaseless drizzle of a cheerless morning to
Park place and the Office, where I found Fred Anderson awaiting my
arrival. Door opened, and shutters unfastened, and a mornings work
with throbbing head, and indigestive interior agonizations. 1 o�clock arri-
ving and it is over. A glass of ale together at Sherwoods and I re-
turn to Canal Street, and Alf Waud. Drawing the illustration to
the �Last of the Gibbeways for the Era all the rest of the day.
18. Monday. Office as usual. Nassau Street, with Alf Waud
and Brown for company till nigh upon twelve. Return home through
the chill night, brandy toddy &c.
19. Tuesday. Office all day and indigestion. Evening at Morses,
with Charley and Alf. Mr Morse came while we were there.
20. Wednesday. Office. Evening at Nassau Street with Alf till 12.
21. Thursday. Office. Joe came in the evening, and a drinking
bout, Butler coming also. Wait go home till morning and Auld
Lang syne. No time to chronicle incidents
22. Friday. Office. All alone at night writing to my mother
23. Saturday. Office. Anderson out. Boys having cider brandy
&c in the afternoon. On leaving went to Fowlers Building and
out with Butler and Brown. Job to do. When I get to Canal
found Mapother, having just arrived from Stanhope � where Mr Hart