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neous�spree� during the past week, on one
occasion setting out at 3 A. M of a muddy muzzly
day to walk to Harlem, to take a boat and similar
proceedings.      Glover a little drunk too and talking
small lewdnesses, praising dead Levison�s capacity
for soliciting advertisements &c.    From this tavern
we went to �the Bank� where Gaylor joined us, coming
in from seeing Rob Roy at the Metropolitan.    Thence to
Howells where we found Cahill and John Wood,
the former drunk and possibly the latter, but as he
didn�t walk it was not particularly visible.       I
believe Glover�s intention in getting the party hither
was to attempt insulting Howell, with whom he has
had sundy squabbles.      As I sat looking at the
faces around me; � Glover�s foolish one with his
unlovely sensual mouth; Cahill�s, wrinkled into
exhilarant imbecility by inebriation; Gaylor�s heavy 
coarse, red one; Arnold�s, good-looking and flush-
ed with liquor; Gun�s, eminently sensual but with
a look of Scotch solidity; Wood�s, flamboyant-whis-
kerish and inflamed; Tracy�s small and shrewd;
� as I saw this and listened to the conversation,
neither witty, kindly or profitable, wherein the wretched
Cahill with an imbecile laugh desecrated the dear
name of Christ with an obscene jest, I felt how joy-
less, how dreary, how mean and low the whole scene
was and half hated myself for being there.       To
think, too, that on Gun, depended my means for paying               
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