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plenty of work, doesn�t exhaust himself in
attending to it, plays billiards, takes in magazine
and illustrated periodicals.   He evidently looks down
on Alf.    Damoreau praises Will�s wife, says that
Will �comes the English over her,� receiving her de-
monstrative and not over wise affection in milord
style.     Poor Alf was told to leave Gleason�s building.
He brought his family to live in his rooms and as
Damoreau tells, odors of beef-steaks and crying of
babies proceeded from his office, to the discontent
of other habitants of the building.    Damoreau tried
more than once, time past to be reconciled to Waud,
Alf refusing and trying to justify himself by going
on hating Charley.     He is not a man to be hated,
still less to be loved.   Evidently kept sharply up to
the mark by a shrewdish, exacting, selfish woman,
had he married one who would have loved and tried
to worship him, he would have developed into ingrat-
titude and tyranny.     He manifests his old cock-
sparrowish tendency to lechery, and is not, I be-
lieve faithful to the woman he has married, on
occasion.     He boards with little Dobson still, now in
Charlton Street.        He told me particulars about his
brothers.    The elder, the magnifico of the family, he
who was in business in New Orleans largely, who
gambled, who effected a large sum of money by
some transaction just outside of the grasp of the
law, who invited the good old maid sister to               
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