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Text for Page 200 [04-26-1859]

breach of trust or forgery, which necessitated
his flying hither and adoption of his present feigned
name.     I first met him at the Pic Office, in Glover &
Levison�s time, when he consorted with little Edge, who
was his sworn admirer.   He, Watson, toadied Glover
even then.   He used to borrow, get money in advance on
a slimy pretence of being in danger of ejecton from his boar-
ding-house, then to squander the money in low pot-houses.
He got clothes, money &c from Haney.    He was kicked
out, literally, from more than one place of public entertain-
ment.   He, or an equally odious brother, was detected com-
mitting Onamism in a room of public resort.   How he
starved with little Edge about the timber-yards of the North
river during the summer on which I went to England
has been chronicled.   He lost his last berth, that of theatrical
critic on the Courier, for attempts at black-mailing actors.
Now he occupies the berth of another scoundrel Darcy.
  A nice style of man to be drinking with!   For Glover,
he is only a fool or near to it, and sensual.  Has a
smooth, youngish face, rather protruding eyes, light hair
and a sensual, bad, low mouth.   Dresses dandyish,
withal.     Watson looks what is is, if ever man did.
Short, extremely so, reddish-haired, with a livid, unwhole-
some Londonish complexion, and a night-towering aspect.
If a mans voice may be said to sound greasy his does.
It always impresses me thus.            Sat and listened,
mostly.     Gun �don�t speak� to Cahill now.   Says that
Cahill�s acted shabbily in other than money matters.  Pro-               
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