October 20th.TO-NIGHT, after leaving the hospital at 10 oclock, (I had been on self-imposed duty some five hours, pretty closely confined,) I wanderd a long time around Washington. The night was sweet, very clear, sufficiently cool, a voluptuous half-moon, slightly golden, the space near it of a transparent blue-gray tinge. I walkd up Pennsylvania avenue, and then to Seventh street, and a long while around the Patent-office. Somehow it lookd rebukefully strong, majestic, there in the delicate moonlight. The sky, the planets, the constellations all so bright, so calm, so expressively silent, so soothing, after those hospital scenes. I wanderd to and fro till the moist moon set, long after midnight.