August 1.—Ordered a new pair of trousers at Edwards’s,
and told them not to cut them so loose over the boot; the last pair
being so loose and also tight at the knee, looked like a sailor’s,
and I heard Pitt, that objectionable youth at the office, call out “Hornpipe”
as I passed his desk. Carrie has ordered of Miss Jibbons a pink
Garibaldi and blue-serge skirt, which I always think looks so pretty
at the seaside. In the evening she trimmed herself a little sailor-hat,
while I read to her the Exchange and Mart. We had
a good laugh over my trying on the hat when she had finished it; Carrie
saying it looked so funny with my beard, and how the people would have
roared if I went on the stage like it.
The Diary of a Nobody
is the fictitious diary of Charles Pooter, written by George
Grossmith and originally serialised in Punch magazine in 1888 and 1889.
The text of this version is taken from
the Gutenberg etext
, and the weblog
format was engineered by Kevan Davis
(initially a straight
weblog in 2004, then rewritten as an auto RSS generator in April 2007).