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ried to the door and pitched into the street!
  18.  Monday.  Chores, writing, etc. [Phonography].  Out in
the afternoon.     Drawing and writing at night.
  19.  Tuesday.  In doors, mostly drawing on wood
all the dull day till evening; then to 16th Street where
I found Haney, Parton and Nast.  A long controversy
with the second on Napoleon 1, he inclining to the Ameri-
can estimate of the great enemy of England, that of sym-
pathy and admiration, I to detestation of the callous heart-
ed despot who used all his wealth of endowment to further
only selfish ends.     Jim thought him �rather excething in
sympathy and love,� words which sound like a hideous
joke in my ear.                I can see well enough how this ten-
dency to hero-worship affects a man�s judgment and
am not going to take up with the atheistic admiration
of unscrupulous success inherent in American character.
�The spirit in which we act is the higest man.�  Not
the bloody Corsican but the grand old Duke who acted
out his idea of Duty, if we must have military heroes.
  20.  Wednesday.  Drawing on wood.  Down town by
noon.   To F. Leslie�s, Pic, Post and Nic-nax Offices,
at the last of which I sold two drawings and found Ca-
hill.     Up town.   Mrs Jewell on a visit to her daughter.
Drawing.     Cahill up in the evening, �things pretty
d�____d bad � with him as he phrases it.   He smoked,
I drew, we talked.   Details and fillings-in particu-
lars anent Fanny and the Thomsons.    Mort, thinks
Cahill, sees through Fanny as distinctly as we who               
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