Tuesday, Feb 24, 1880 Booth was to have come today but sent a note saying he could not. I was disappointed for I was ready to paint on Benedick which nevertheless I feel is going to be a failure. Went to the dentists this morning. Down to the Pay masters to transact some business for Jno McEntee. Up to Rocks and ordered a suit of clothes. Painted a little and prepared some canvases but the day like so many others seems to have been frittered away. Wrote to Sara and kept busy doing a great many little duties. Joe Tomkins came in a few minutes. Drew at the Academy from the life.