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Text for Page 013 [01-07-1860]

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	        Vanity Fairians.
Then he would produce MSS. Before
promiscuous droppers-in, with complaints that
Morris or Billington had �bothered� him with
them.    This Cahill witnessed.        Matter ac-
cepted, too, would be submitted to the clique
for their ratification and emendation in an
odious and insufferable manner.      Of late
he has assumed the serious part and aspect.
  8.  Sunday.  Shepherd up, in my room
with Cahill and Billington.   Talk about the
�Saturday Press�.   Clapp has secured another
partner, about the eleventh �third� of the paper
that has been sold, as the fellows say.   They
call him the �Permanent Basis� and his name
appears in conjunction with H. C. Junior.
Long incomprehensibility by Walt Whitman
in this last week�s number, who after subsi-
ding for three years� threatens to keep on the
surface again.          Clapp and Banks have had
a row about the latter�s inviting himself to Ada
Clare�s on New Years Eve and making his
appearance drunk.    He had been there before in
the course of the day, when he was tolerated by
�the Queen of Bohemia,� but at night, her sworn
admirer Clapp undertook to remonstrate with Banks
and did so sans ceremony.        This produced a
rumpus at Pfaff�s and now Banks does not               
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