or a hunch?
and cutting a slice from one end or a hunch from the other, according to the preference expressed.
These breakfasts were not luncheons in disguise.
They were given at ten, or even at half past 9 o'clock. The meal usually consisted of fish, cutlets, eggs, cold bread and toast, with tea and coffee.
At Samuel Rogers's I remember that plover's eggs were served.
We also dined one evening with Mr. Rogers, and met among the guests Mr. Dickens and Lady B., one of the beautiful Sheridan sisters.
A gentleman sat next me at table, whose name I did not catch.
I had heard much of the works of art to be seen in Mr. Rogers's house, and so took occasion to ask him whether he knew anything about pictures.
He smiled, and answered, Well, yes.
I then begged him to explain to me some of those which hung upon the walls, which he did with much good-nature.
Presently some one at the table addressed him as Mr. Landseer, and I became aware that I was sitting next to the celebrated pai
The assemblage was indeed a notable one.
The fashion of New York was well represented, but its foremost artists, publicists, and literary men were also present.
Mr. Emerson had come on from Concord.
Christopher Cranch united with other artists in presenting to the venerable poet a portfolio of original drawings, to which each had contributed some work of his own. I afterwards learned that T. Buchanan Read had arrived from Washington, having in his pocket his newly composed poem on Sheridan's Ride, which he would gladly have read aloud had the committee found room for it on their programme.
A letter was received from the elder R. H. Dana, in which he excused his absence on account of his seventy-seven years and consequent inability to travel.
Dr. Holmes read his verses very effectively.
Mr. Emerson spoke rather vaguely.
For my part in the evening's proceedings, I will once more quote from the diary:—
Mr. Bryant, in his graceful reply to Mr. Bancroft's address of congrat
e at the first sight of, 8.
Nightingale, Florence, 136; her character: conversation with Dr. Howe, 138; studies nursing, 139; travels abroad: visited by Margaret Fuller, 188.
Nightingale, Parthenope, 138, 188.
Nineteenth century, the, its mechanical and intellectual achievements, 1, 2.
Nordheimer, Dr., Isaac, teaches Mrs. Howe German, 59.
North American Review, The, articles by Samuel Ward in, 68.
Norton, Rev., Andrews, in Cranch's caricature, 145.
Norton, Hon. Mrs. (Caroline Sheridan), at Lansdowne House: her attire, 102.
Nozze di Figaro, Le, libretto of, bf whom, 24.
O'Connell, Daniel, the Irish agitator, 113.
Ordway, Mrs. Eveline M., with Mrs. Elliott at the New Orleans Exposition, 399.
O'Sullivan, John L., editor of the Democratic Review, 79.
Paddock, Mary C., goes to Santo Domingo with the Howes, 347.
Paley, William, his Moral Philosophy, 3; his Evidences of Christianity, 56.
Palgrave, F. T., reception at his house, 412.
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