Nast has the Courage of his Opinions.
enemies, but for the keeping it out of asinine
hands. I like Newman, and think there may
be safety in him. Writing. Down-town in
the afternoon, called at W. Leslie�s, �Nic-nax,�
�Courier� &c. A sunny, pleasant day. Came upon
Tom Strong in Houston Street, looking at some buil-
dings of his erection, anon Arnold and Shepherd.
Haney supped with us, having walked up with Bel-
lew and Cahill. In my room. To 14th Street,
saw Addey and Newman � Rosenberg there. With
Newman to Bellew�s and there till 10. The
�Vanity Fair� corps are temporarily (?) subjected to
half prices, Frank Thompson has seceded
and another �permanent basis� is discovered.
Cahill went to Mort Thomson�s house this evening
to call on Clif. Seeing Welles, they got talking
about little Nast and Wells mentioned two funny
anecdotes of Tommy. Mrs. Thomson, when talking
of the Edwards� girls, gave the intellectual precedence
to Sally, when little Nast, got up, made her a bow
and thanked her! Being goodnaturedly asked
why he hadn�t visited his friends recently, he said
conceitedly he found friends �didn�t pay� � he was
going to be independent &c. &c. If he do
get presented at court, as they are trying to
effect (!) what an edifying spectacle he�ll be on his
return to New York!