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for two hours, procuring also a bottle of ale, and sandwiches. (He
has an extreme appetite, since his bodily sickness, when he scarcely
ate at all.)     We went up the river, Price, and the boatman
(who told me he had been at Greytown just subsequently to its 
bombardment,) rowing.    The river looked pretty and tranquil,
many swans being on it.    Arrived within a mile of Richmond,
after Harry had been, with difficulty, prevented from taking a
bathe, at a spot where we stopped for beer, we turned back.   To
town in cab again, Harry talking incessantly, and sometimes af-
fectingly, till my head ached, and he, leaning beside me fell asleep,
continuing so till we reached his residence, at 9 o�clock.       I stayed
an hour or so, had a bit of talk with his mother, and then left.
  1.  Tuesday.  Within doors, drawing.  Wrote to Chacombe.
  2.  Wednesday.  In the evening to Miss Kelly�s little 
theatre in Dean Street Soho, Will Waud having sent me a
ticket, and intimation of the performance being an amateur one,
the male players being, mostly, young architects.  Smallfield was
there, Allom, his son and daughter, and many fellows from
London offices.    The first piece, Bourcicault�s �Love in a Maze�
was excellently done, the amateurs, (with one exception, who�s praise
must be somewhat modified,) acquitting themselves to the fill as well
as professionals.    One Dudley, who did the fopling lord was especially
good, and became a favourite.       Waud, I saw, was a �steward�
appearing in white kid gloves, and finding place for the ladies.   The               
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