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              9. Friday.   Drawing till Evening.   Then calling on Andrews,
out with him, meeting Greeley and Cynic Martin ere long. At
divers drinking saloons, domino-playing &c. Parted from em about 11.
New York is another Paris for a Sensualist, I believe, and as bad a
place as may well be for the training of a youth with money in�s pocket. The
luxurious restaurants, handsome women flitting about in free and easy con-
verse, the liquors � road to Hell gilded, all of it.  I�d better been 
reading, spite of eyesight.      Met the murderer and scribbler yclept �Jack the
Rambler� in the course of the evening.
  10. Saturday.  To the Life Office, calling in at Kierstierns by the way.
Mattice away down east.  Met Joe, (he leaves Duane Street this night)
At Holts for a few minutes, talking with Mrs Richardson. What a home
like appearance was there in the room of the good tempered Yorkshire woman.
  Return to Canal, and in doors till 4, then off, first to Mattice, then
Badean�s, both in vain.   Purchased Bulwer�s Zanoni for a shilling, for
the pleasure of reading it again.    Mapother called in the evening. out
with him for half an hour, when he returned with me to the company
of Brown.  Conversation and lemonade.      /          My fellow boarder
is a nice, gentlemanly fellow, sincerely pious, and loves his Annie dearly.
I like him. But oh me! how how I envy him. Six short weeks
she will be his, he talks to me of her; her portrait is here, he
narrateth his wooing, I jest with and rally him, � he cannot bear
her to be away a whole month � Oh God when I think of her
I love how, how far off in every sense how I envy him.  To look
at happiness through the eyes of another, how bitter it is �               
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