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went into Haney�s room subsequently. Cahill there.  We
sat talking till 2.        By the way O�Brien said a characteristic
thing to me to-day.  Doesticks� wife was mentioned. �Did he get
any money with her?� asked he.     I have rarely met an Irishman
who didn�t think a man�s marriage a failure if it didn�t bring
pecuniary profit.    Very few Englishmen � especially young English-
men � would have asked such a questin.
  21.  Saturday.  Down town by 9 � to post letters.  Returned
to drawing.   To Pic Office in the afternoon.  Thomson, Wilbour
and O�Brien there.   Drawing and writing at night.       Jolly
row to-day, after dinner, between Mrs Gouverneur and Mrs �
she has, of course, dropped the name of Andreotti � Church.   I
heard all about it this evening, Mrs C narrating.      Mrs Gouver-
neur with her two children (Rawson is quartered off at an inferior
boarding house in Bleecker street � makes his mother look older
than she likes, I trow! �) at a tip-top establishment near to
the Fifth Avenue, where she pays something like $40 for fourth
story accommodation, in order to be in a �gang,� fashionable house.
Mrs Church called on her and met a certain Colonel or Mr
Fuller, a married man whom the widow had scraped acquaintance
with at Saratoga; and this married man was talking in the
most fulsome manner to Mrs G; she doing the exuberant, the
gushing, the jolly as usual � and, of course overdoing it.  The
Fuller went into a description of his introduction at the Springs,
upon which Mrs G exclaimed, in that pleasant-toned voice of hers
� she has a sweet voice � �It was one of the happiest evenings
I ever passed!� Whereupon the Fuller put out his hand,
she did the like, and they did a reciprocal squeeze.     Now
Mrs G, dropping in to-day � after dinner, as usual on one               
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