publicans� but evil. I always come from Cha-
pin with a deeper sense of the responsibility of existence, a
desire to be better and kinder, and a wish to do my work in
the world. 11 1/2 P. M. Leslie up to read a note
to me, which he has just written to his anticipatory mother-in-law.
He expects to be married in June. �� When shall I marry
Hannah? Let me study Phonography, and write another book. It�s
that that lies nearest to my hand.
22. Monday. To tailor�s. Met Leslie and with him to his
store; down town; post-office; met Bellew, returning. Writing
all the afternoon. To Bellew�s with M. S. and drawing. Looked
in at Greene St. Only Mrs. Sexton and a man there. She says
her husband�s bolted to Europe � seems to take it coolly enough.
Left soon. Edge has returned to England I hear. He owes
money to Haney, and actually has borrowed from the boy who
waits at Honey�s tavern without repaying him! An odd, little,
weak, frail looking creature, with spectacles and such a general
feebleness of aspect that nobody would suspect him of the capa-
city to contain any vices. He is of good family I believe, his
father being quite wealthy. Edge behaved like a young ass, squan-
dered money, went to races, bolted and then ran off to Paris.
There he experienced some hard up-ness, used to frequent theatres,
going in free with the claque. When he came to New York it
was with a considerable sum of money in his pocket, all of
which he gambled away at Pat Hearne�s and other halls.
Then he consorted with Watson, the low, little cockney. I
used to see them for the first time in the Pic Office, Watson
being a hanger on of Thad Glover�s, and little Edge an admi-
rer and friend of Watson�s. The two did some starving together