Addey an Ass.
nothing better, my first instincts about him
were right enough. He plays fast and loose
with everybody. He is, forsooth, to take an
arm-chair at the banquet, while we pick up the
crumbs. For Gayler; he �edited� �Yankee No-
tions� for three or four years, which pretty well
settles his claims, besides he never acknowledges
merit on others� writings. �He proposed it� said
Addey, about his engagement � as if I didn�t
know that. I went in for fair play and
no cliqueism and here�s the result. If I
had, instead of telling Addey all I conscientiously
believed about his enterprise, had soaped and
beslavered him, I might have secured the control
myslf, as �tis the wolves are on him. Well, the
honest dogs must hunt other game, I suppose.
Of course Addey professes fairly enough, but
can he put it into acts, with these draw-backs
on him? To Edwards�. Morris,
Haney, Welles and Honeywell there, with
the family. A little dancing and singing.
20. Friday. Writing, laboriously and ner-
vously; in-doors and all day till 6, when I took
a brief walk in Washington Square. Note from
Lotty, inviting me to Fordham.
21. Saturday. Down town all the morning,
hither and thither. Talk with Briggs at the