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        �To him that hath shall be given.�
This �Nic-nax� work I get because Bel-
lew don�t want to do more than he can help,
being able to put his time to more profitable
use.       Cahill proves a more friendly editor to
me, thus, than was Haney; who was right enough,
Heaven knows, in preferring Bellew�s cuts, when
he could get �em; but who used to give no end
of work also to little Nast, when the little, fat
beggar hardly wanted it, and putting a few
dollars in my pocket would have been a good-
natured thing.     One�s friends are not uncom-
monly apt to overlook one�s necessities thus; they
unconsciously take their tone from those around; 
because a man is poor they involuntarily rate
his abilities at a lower standard than they do
when he�s up in the world.       I never knew
any exception to this rule.       The only persons
who have faith in you, when you are poor
and unhappy are perhaps your mother, 
and certainly the woman who loves you.
  24.  Thursday.  Drawing awhile, then
down-town, to Harpers, got proof of story and
payment, $30.            Looked into �Courier� Office,
then up-town, a June day, warm and sunny.
Mrs. Wall called after dinner, talk of her
residence at Bergen Point.     Out to tailors,
paid him.     Returned, did drawing on wood,               
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