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he looked for it and �took it for a rat�
� an allusion to his being near �Del. Trem.�
as they call Delirium Tremens.   The debauch-
ery and dissipation these fellows have seen!
Days of it together, travelling from brothel to
brothel  and tavern to tavern.         A droll story
of Giles, who is a quiet fellow with an enormous
moustache, but otherwise scant of hair.   He does
not drink, having �sworn off� for twelvemonths �
and kept his oath.   He went into an undertakers�
� the one in Carmine St � and said he wanted
to look at some coffins, with the gravest of faces.
Young woman asked him what size.      He said
He didn�t know, looked first at one, then ano-
ther, finally at childrens coffins, just as though
the article were for ornament or luxury.     The
girl wanted to laugh terribly, when he left her.
Cahill told an absurd story of his being
in a hack carriage waiting for Arnold and
others to join him.    Driver became impatient,
insisted on leaving, kept putting Cahill (who
tried to prevent him starting) out of the vehicle,
into which the inebriate climbed again and
again, with a drunkards pertinacity, until 
the man consented to convey him to Wallack�s
theatre, into which he passed and did not
return.             Considerable talk of �30� Greene
Street where �Bella� and �Adelle� reside.  Both               
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