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   	   Bellew�s conjugal Misery.
dicted it and he went up stairs where, rallying
Bellew on it, F. B. said he undertook no res-
ponsibility in that quarter.    He speaks bitterly
against marriage and advises others against it.
Once, when a little affected by liquor, he told Ca-
hill not to marry an American woman of all things,
for �she�ll be sure to have prolapsus uteri or something
of the kind, and be jealous of you and then you�ll
be wretched.�   He has said, sadly, �Haney�ll be get-
ting married some of these days, and then I shall
have nobody to come and see me.�  He will take little
Ally, whom he certainly loves best of anything in the
world, with �You love your father, don�t you?� Once
when he and Cahill had dropped in a Pfaff�s,
on their way to dinner at Bellew�s, he remarked
with a half-laugh that Mrs. B. didn�t like his
going thither, as she had heard that �Ada Clare�
had said he was the handsomest man she knew
&c.  �It was a hint not to speak of the visit to
Pfaff�s, which of course Cahill adopted.  It can
hardly be a happy household that at 21st street.
Bellew rises late; when he has a heavy batch of
drawings on hand, works on far into the night,
in that upper back room of his, Mrs. B. remaining
down stairs, apparently never sitting with him.   He
receives visitors alone, or in company with Beckett,
who is now sick and out of sorts from overmuch               
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