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	Arnold �off� the �Mercury.�
shared Cahill�s bed, as he resides with a
brother-in-law (since his parents� death) who
locks the street-door at 9 or some such hour.
They all made an irruption into Billington�s
& Morris� room subsequently, where the former
was asleep; I heard �em singing and hurrah-
ing when abed myself.               George Arnold
has got discharged from the �Mercury.�     He
had $15 a week, used to have $10, ad-
vanced his prices, which they paid till they could
find a substitute, not a difficult matter
to do, though he supposed so.     He has next
to cut Cahill on the strength of his recent
prosperity, �says cruel things,� reports his for-
mer Pylades.      This Bohemian friendship
growing out of similarity of tastes for the
bar-room and brothel never holds water.
Arnold believes in nothing, is thoroughly atheis-
tic as to any higher law than self interest,
affects the Balzacky also � What could
come of it?
  12.  Sunday.  To the studios, first of
Barry, then of Pope, at the latter of which
I found Frank Hillard, George Jackson (the
sculptor) Barry and Rondell, the last the
especial object of my visit.    He had some very
fine landscapes in oil there.         The others left,               
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