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        Albert Smith according to Newman.
on notions as to obtain the name of �Our Saxon
Suggestor.�  The former Newman describes as
dissipated, �gentish� and cockney to an extreme
degree, says he was �shocking,� �dreadful;� that
at one of the early �Punch� suppers � they had a
weekly one, on Saturday night, �when the number
was out� and business over � Smith sang a
song of his own writing so obscene, unnatural and
abominable that were he (Newman) to repeat the three first
lines to us we should be utterly revolted.   Leech
was shocked at it.      Jerrold, says Newman,
was the man whose counsel made �Punch� of
national importance.           Left Bellew�s at
11, leaving Newman at his own door; a 
midsummer�s night, not a breeze to ruffle
the umbrageous trees of Washington Square and
everything as quiet as the dead and gone
Knickerbockers who once lay there.    Such
an anecdote as that about Albert Smith is in
notable contrast with the recent obituary notices.
�Good in every respect,� says the Athenaeum.
�A Satyr,� says Newman.      He is a very likeable
fellow is Newman, curiously excitable and open-
spoken.  He talks to Mrs. Bellew of his wife
and family in England, with great zest.   It�s
funny to reflect how he was dropped from his
first estimate of things artistic on this side of               
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