By Herman Melville
The editors provide complete annotations of Melville's allusions and terse entries and an exhaustive index makes to be had the variety of his acquaintance with humans, areas, and artworks. additionally integrated are similar records, illustrations, maps, and lots of pages and passages reproduced from the journals. This scholarly version goals to provide a textual content as on the subject of the author's purpose as his tough handwriting allows. it's an licensed textual content of the heart for variants of yankee Authors (Modern Language organization of America).
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Bohn’s, York Street, Covent Garden. A florid fellow in a crimson vest. Proposed the book. No go. Walked thro the market, home. Saturday Nov: 24 Continued. Midnight. Just returned from East Sheen with an indefinite quantity of Champaigne Sherry, Old Port, Page 27 Hock, Madeira, & Claret in me. But first to bring down my chronicle. After seeing Bohn (as above) & coming home, I was called upon by M Stevens, who travelled all the way up to my room here in the 4 story. He proves to be a very fine fellow, and I was the more pleased with him, & in some sort loved him, from the circumstance that he told me had been acquainted with “my wife” that is to say with Dolly.
Lounged on by St: Katherine’s & London Docks & Ratcliffe-High Way, & within the dock walls to Wapping to the Tunnel. Crossed, to Rotherhithe, & back by boat — flinging a fourpenny peice to “Poor Jack” in the mud. M. — dark. After dinner, Adler & I strolled over to Holborn & it being Saturday night, entertained ourselves by vagabonding thro’ the courts & lanes, & looking in at the windows. Stopped in at a Penny Theater. — Very comical — Adler afraid. To bed early. Sunday Nov: 11. A beautiful autumnal day.
At dinner the stiffness, formality, & coldness of the party was wonderful. I felt like knocking all their heads together. I managed to get thro’ with it, however, somehow, by conversing with Dr Holland, a very eminent physician, it seems — & a very affable, intelligent man, who has travelled immensely. After the ladies withdrew, the three decanters — Port, Sherry & Claret — were kept going the rounds with great regularity. I sat next to Lockhart, and seeing that he was a customer, who was full of himself & expected great homage; & knowing him to be a thorough going Tory & fish-blooded Churchman & conservative, & withall, Editor of the Quarterly — I refrained from playing the snob to him, like the rest — & the consequence was he grinned at me his ghastly smiles.