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Text for Page 044 [04-01-1855]

Stephen�s absence, tantamount to bidding him come back and be
spanked .  Hence he stopped longer, and is going to rebel.)
To Sam�s subsequently.
  2.  Monday.  Within doors.
  3.  Tuesday.  Had till to-day purposed to leave England
by the �St Louis,� which starts from Southampton on the 11th;
but this day comes a letter from Boutcher, telling me he is on
his way for England, bidding me wait six weeks and join him
in Paris.    I shall do it, for the sake of shaking his hand
again.   The climate has used him up fearfully.          Out during
the afternoon, to Hatton Garden &c.                        Our bit of
a party evening.  The three Miss Hogarths, their brother John,
Will Waud, with his sisters, George Clarke, Arthur Allom,
a Mr and Mrs Dakin, and a Miss Vaughan.   These, with
my sisters, myself and Charley pretty well filled the drawing
room, to which, (after tea and coffee they ascended.) With
very few exceptions, all could, and did, sing.     Miss Waud though
acquitting herself brilliantly as usual, yet did not, in that point ap-
pear to so much advantage as on the former occasion, possibly because
she had yesternight been at a ball, and didn�t intend to go to sleep
to night, as she told me.   Otherwise she appeared in a more amiable
light.   We got along better, together.   She told me she liked my 
mother, and went over to sit beside her several times.   We talked
of Alf, and incidentally of their family.   There�s a world of home
bitterness, in the girl .  She spoke of her sister Julia, (who is a plump
fair faced, good natured girl,) as the Favourite of her Mother; said
that she herself had the offer to go to India, with the family she attended,               
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