scouring, all the morning. Finding carman, half hour�s
stoll by the water. Then after dinner, carman arriving, box lif-
ting, � ferry crossing, farewell to longer abiding in Jersey.
Arrived at Duane 168. Coffin in the hall � poor German boarder
whom the �whips and scorns of� poverty had tempted to �burst ope the
gates which all would willingly slink by� � he had taken laudanum
yesterday. Life and Death jostle each other by the elbows. / A
quarter of an hour spent in porter�s work, dragging horrid heavy
boxes up; � then �fixing� room, stove &c. Room 12 feet by 6,
just able to open door for bed. Lavation, repiration, cogitation
till about 6; � then decent into sitting and spitting room. Hot
stove, boarders besieging it and uttering newspaper topics. Bell rings
� all troops to long room in the rear. Long tables, stools, stove again.
Supped. Back to sitting room � talk with old gentleman about Emer-
son; then strolled to Christopher Street. Joe daily expected �back
again.� An hour�s talk, then back to Duane. Little compli-
mentary badinage with the good tempered Irish girl who shewed me to
my room; then to bed in New York for the first time.
27. Sunday. Up, and down early. Breakfast ; then buying
�Atlas� of newsboy at door, sat and read awhile. Critique on
Emerson, and a fine one in �Tribune.� A walk down Duane and
up Bowery. Got �Police Gazette� and there read fine expos� of Hawkins
� hope, if true, that the fellow will get Blackwell incarceration for a
twelvemonth, � and so an end � who can touch pitch without being