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trast was this incident to the social cloacoe around
me; if I were damned in hell and could
obtain a glimpse of her in the Heaven that she
is so sure of, it could not be greater.             Ca-
hill and Edge were at the table, having been to
see the little Watson off.     Cahill was drunk
and lewd-spoken.             Upstairs, awhile alone,
then came up Edge, Boweryem and same time
afterwards, Cahill.            Making anti-slavery
drawing for Edge, anon compiling.      A drench-
ing, dreary, wild, night out of doors,
the rain descending in torrents, the streets
almost ghastly in their midnight aspect from
my attic window.
  20.  Thursday.  Did two more sketches for
Edge (who shared Cahill�s bed last night),
which he obtained by 2, then scribblings till
sunset.     In doors all day.
  21.  Friday.   Going into Cahill�s room this
morning with his newspaper, found him with
Davenport (�Dolly�) the actor, who had come home
with him at about 3 in the morning, after an
evening at the theatre, with drunkenness to follow.
This Davenport is a round-faced, uglyish, com-
mon-faced young man, with the stage suavity char-
acterizing actors in his address.     He talked ex-
treme sympathy with Gordon the slaver-captain, con-               
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