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	    Panurge and his Doings.
table both were drunk, Cahill obviously so.
  I left Boweryem in my room and devoted ano-
ther evening to the dreary Concert-hells, returning
by half-past eleven.
  22.  Sunday.   Writing during the morning
and afternoon; Shepherd sick and dreary,
principally in his room.  He was there, asleep,
at about 4, when Cahill came to me drunk,
miserable and hungry.  He had spent the night
at an assignation-house with the Mrs Weaver
whom I met at the Evening Post Office, making
her acquaintance at the Times office.   (I recollect
she cackled about Armstrong considerably.)    She
has a husband living in New Jersey and a
child of twelve which she supports.   Cahill,
drunk, accosted her on her leaving the office �
he says he should not have had the impudence
to do so had he been sober � experiencing much
assumed indignation, ending as chronicled.  The
woman paid for the room.       Parting from her
he had got inebriated on credit, and without ha-
ving eaten a morsel of food, came hither.  He
was wretched, penitent, pronounced him-
self a common drunkard, wept, called me his
only friend and promised reformation; said he�d 
try � he�d try to keep sober.        Finally he con-
sented to let me meet him on pay-days, secure               
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