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                           Beckett Bellew.
nuisance and a loafer.    With that ineffable impu-
dence of his, he would go poking about in kitchens,
bedrooms, everywhere, making himself more free
than welcome.     Banks took this in dudgeon and
said, bai Jove! that Beckett was paying his wife
a very pretty compliment! � thereby delicately insinu-
ating that jealousy was the cause of his exceptional
exclusion.  (He has a crack-brained conceit insinua-
ting that is he is rather an agreable insinuating
man among women; though they generally regard
him with utter detestation.)   Whereupon Beckett�s
very limited stock of patience gave out and he presen-
ted Banks with �the best thrashing he ever had in
his life� � concluding by inviting him to stop till
he got well.           I am not at all sure but Banks
would congratulate himself on the adventure.    It
secures him board and lodging for a week, at
least.     Beckett�s part of the affair is very Irish.
  13.  Thursday.   In doors until the after-
noon; then out; paid tailor, and down Broad-
way.   Met John A. Wood who told me the particulars
of Banks� licking, as detailed above.   We
were talking, when Beckett appeared, looking, as
usual, like an ideal narry.             Up town, wearied,
and out of sorts.   To-bed by 8 o�clock, but
didn�t get to sleep till 2 or 3, and then dropped
into uneasy, unrefreshing slumber.
  14.  Friday.   In-doors scribbling.  Billing-               
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