two or three half condemnatory lines. I used to chaff
Edge about it. He must have made his $50 or more, at
that time. Since he generaled himself out of the Herald,
I think he did but little. His wife was an Alsatian �
a dress maker or something of the sort. He lived with her as
his mistress before marriage. He had known her in Paris.
I saw her once, walking with him, talking French very rapid-
ly, and holding up her skirts. Not pretty, but had good
legs. Edge�s father forgave the marriage and his sisters
wrote kindly to his wife. Edge had a good deal of miscel-
laneous knowledge, was good natured, not at all offensive,
but from his babbling propensities, and had no opinions
worth a bad half penny. I remember Cahill being very
savage at him, because one Sunday morning he came to the
basement of this house, and finding Sol Eytinge and Cahill
very drunk � they had disposed of certain bottles of gin bet-
ween them � Edge went about cackling of it to everybody! A
very queer little beggar, certainly. He professed extreme or-
thodoxy, and believed he should sit in Parliament, someday.
23. Tuesday. To Brady�s with Leslie, he getting his portrait
taken, to give to Miss Bella Farr. Return. Drawing, cut for Har-
pers. Got a little nervous, rubbed out twice, then did it pretty
successfully. A little Phonography at night. �Twill take a
years application to learn it. A man can get $20 weekly as
a phonographic reporter, oftener much more. With what I could
make beside by scribbling and drawing, I could afford to have
what I desire most of all in this world � Hannah for my wife.
Let me work on, and do my best, every way. I�m very
very tired of this lonely life, and have been so for many a day.