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	          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               
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