offices, there to write paragraphs about the
impending duel between two newspaper men. Shep-
herd�s was printed in the Times, but Arnold
failed in humbugging the Herald. Of Clapp
denouncing Shepherd in the Saturday Press as a
plagiarist &c, Shepherd having forwarded a
little poem which Clapp assumed to be similar to one
of Aldrich�s. Cahill and Arnold went and
bullied Clapp about it and �Daisy� writing a
letter hinting at cowhiding the hideous little editor
apologized openly in his next number. Fearfully
superfluous, licking Clapp. What would he be
like if beaten? I knew Cahill�s
good intentions were only material for the Street
Commissioner of Pandemonium. Didn�t put
down yesterday that Nast among other sketches ex-
habited a pretty elaborate one of Sally Edwards.
Poor little Nast!
�Alas! regardless of his doom the little victim plays!�
T�was not badly done, but the face was too solid.
11. Thursday. Wrote to Arnold. Drawing till
sunset, with intolerable headache accompaniment.
One of the tenderest of letters from Hannah.
Items. M. A. Chinner wrote to her cousin Amos
Sears, something of an old bachelor, within a month
of her jilting by Edwin telling him she was free
and pressing him to come to London! He �didn�t want
any tricks � and declined. She still infests our