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fond of him.                Apart from the sin of it, it is a sorry business!
Ill fare it for the happiness of a man who seeks for it, and
for a life-long partner in the bed of another.     Impurely begun �
how will it end?              Alf is somewhat humiliated in spirit, I
judge, and has lost something of his old, intolerant way.   His
self will makes him assert he hates the husband, although he did pity
him once.  He half attempts justifying himself, speaks of her as
�my wife �, says he shall carry the matter through �his own way.�
  He says he loves her.
  5. Sunday.  A dull day, the rain falling all the forenoon.
To Banks Grand Street place, where I had tea with him and O�Mana,
they returning with me subsequently.
  6. Monday.  Up town by the cars to deliver the letters from
the Wardington people, (sent to me by Hannah.)     To the Picayune
Office.  Levison, who looks sleek and healthy, tells me that outstand-
ing arrangements exist �twixt him and Waud & Eytings for two months
to yet come; but that he�s open to drawings sent in.       To Miss
Brown�s in the afternoon, delivering the letters from her Bond Street
relatives.     From her I learned that Morse is now Mrs. Kidder�s
husband, and that they reside in Poughkeepsie.    Lotty, she had heard,
was in Boston, but knew no particulars.     The good old maid tal-
ked much of Charley, and the standing grievance.         Fogg came
up in my office, having returned from a week at Rhinebeck
  {7. Tuesday       Writing letters, to my mother, to Hannah,
  8. Wednesday.}       and others.   Arnold and brother up one evening.
Welden has called, � is obtaining a divorce, � has heard nothing of
or from his wife.    I have met Picton, who appears, for the present,               
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