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Text for Page 165 [05-08-1861]

	Boweryem�s Ambition,
the two first left, leaving the little man and I
when I commenced a letter to Hannah, which I
only finished by 2 o�clock in the morning.
  Cahill and Boweryem antagonize just as they
did a year ago.    Acknowledging him to be a good
little fellow, Cahill gets out of patience with his
vanity and conceit; pronouncing him a d____d fool
and a little ass.        In truth Boweryem�s manifes-
tations of approbativeness often render him ridicu-
lous.      He has been greatly exercised of late about
his (or rather his and Stockton�s, for it was a
Beaumont and Fletcher business) ballad of the
�British Volunteers.�   He made a new version of it
entitling it the �Northern Volunteers,� sent it to
the �Tribune� for publication, and ever since has been
in the greatest state of excitement.         �Dana will
never let anything of mine reach the public, if he
can burk it!� he said; �he has a spite against
me � believes in keeping people down;� telling how
another poem of his, admitted by Greeley into the
daily had been ordered out of the weekly edition.
Every day the non-appearance of the �Northern Volun-
teers� produced exasperation and mournfulness.   It
had previously been rejected by Raymond of the �Times,�
on account of the �abolitionist� fourth verse.       Mave-
rick promised its insertion in the �Post,� when he               
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