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Text for Page 114 [05-12-1850]

              12. Sunday. Joe becameth an inmate of my room, having ousted
Bryant, not to my felicitation.   For a relative can be disagreable 
sans check, whereas strangers are always on best behaviour to each
other.  / 	A sunny breezy walk to the Battery with him,
from where we cross to Brooklyn, and pass the morn in a trolling
hither and thither.  A godly view of the Knickerbockian capital �
the Narrows, sea, sky and civilization � all beautiful,) from
the �Heights�.    Return, dine, afternoon siesta, and evening at
the Universalist Chapel with Hart, to hear Chepin. As is wont of an Evening his
discourse was more of a lecture than Sermon. Text �Great is Diana
of the Ephesians!� A fine, manly, denunciation of the mob-spirit, which
was this last week insulted, broken up and ended the Abolitionists meeting.
Firstly how a Mob ever behave as did the mob of Ephesus � how there
are ever Demetrius puppet-wire-pullers, and self and mammon the
root of all. That Respect for Union &c and Fourth of July � Star-
splangled Banner mouthings translated truly from Southern Slave-holder
dialect mean dollars and Cotton bales.  Of the danger of the Rowdy-spirit
and of its especial mischief in Democracy, there being no remedy, save in
the prompt and instantaneous rebuke of all honest men, whatever
may be their individual opinion. 	The finale was eloquent and
Christian. That truth is Eternal and not to be checked or
bayed out of other course. Ephesus is no more. Olympian Jove has
�forgone his wanted seat� � all has vanished � and the creed preached               
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