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	John Ware according to Hillard.
to a certain extent a disappointed man, is anti-
British and ultra Yankee.           I choose to be nothing
of the sort and mean to keep so.
  23.  Saturday.   A dark, dreary, rainy day,
a good fire and work in-doors.   Boweryem
up in the evening.    Cahill, having presumably
got his pay yesterday, never came home until 3
or 4 in the morning, when he lay abed with Shep-
herd till noon, when they both rushed out of the 
house together.  Proclivior!
  24.  Sunday.   To Frank Hillard�s in the
afternoon, by 5 �, and there till 8.  Talking in-
cidentally of John Ware (who, Damoreau told me,
at our last meeting, had recently written to him,
relating how he had visited Baden Baden, and
was disappointed in neither having broken the bank
or witnessed the suicide of a ruined gamester!) � Hil-
lard in speaking of that peculiar Bostonian more
than confirmed my estimate of him.   He is a little, 
mean, lazy, silent and intensely selfish individual
of good family; has lived in Paris before and
prefers it to all other places. He made an attempt
at dentistry on his return to Boston, to his opulent
father�s dissatisfaction, which induced his remo-
val to New York, when Damoreau (who, I sus-
pect, toadies him, in virtue of his �great expectations�)
gave him a letter of introduction to me.      Here               
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