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Text for Page 032 [06-26-1859]

one of self-sacrifice, but I�m sure the affair
grew out of mixed motives, as do most in
life.       I don�t know whether Haney mightn�t think
this profanation of the man whom he intellectually
and morally bows down to, but I�m not going to
bow down to anybody.      There�s a spice of weakness
on one side when friends do not base their liking
on fair play to either � the broad honest platform
of justice.      I�d as soon be a cat and purr grati-
fication at a girls� stroking as accept such a
friendship as Thomson bestows on Wells.   And though
I see how much higher is that felt for Haney by
Parton, I don�t blink its shortcomings.        These
things are sad to contemplate.
  27.  Monday.  Did an editorial for �Century �
and a letter to George Bolton.     Donned suit of sum-
mer white after dinner and down town, in the
bright, hot afternoon, encountering Cahill and little
Nast by the way.   To Century Office: Mc Elrath
just read first two paragraphs of article, said
it would �do� and sent it up to the printers.  To
Nic-nax Office, Constellation &c, up-town.  [Phonography] in
the evening, Cahill present.   To Edwards� for an
hour, wanting to get items for editorial in the Times
Mr. E. being a subscriber, but didn�t.          I over-
took and walked uptown with Banks this afternoon.
He was singing Jo Peans to Clapp and the Satur-
day Press, after his old, old, asinine manner.               
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