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        Bellew dissatisfied with England.
of which may be true, though it rests but
on the testimony of an unscrupulous liar.  It was
perceptible enough that he was in pursuit of
the girl, and she didn�t seem to work hard enough
to support herself.    I know Mrs. Boley sus-
pects that Ledger paid her board for an equi-
valent, and thinks unequivocally of the Bartow
household.    About Morris, I know there was
some disagreement between him and Maguire;
they had been intimate, then didn�t speak to one
another for some time, and little S. L. M tal-
ked of him, to me, in a manner confirmatory of
this story.                    Bellew�s roseate first im-
pressions of England seem to have been replaced
by more than dissatisfaction.         He does not
get such good prices for his work as in New
York, and the inaccessibility and circumlocution
of publishers exasperates him.       He objurgates
�a country full of Newmans and little Watsons.�
Mrs. B. seconds him, and is never well.     When
Cahill visited them she would say she was glad
he had come, for they could abuse England to-
gether.   Bellew�s father, �the Captain,� as
he is called, lives near to his son, has a limit-
ed income, has been obliged to almost entirely
support the worthless �Mejor,� his son-in-law,               
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