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Text for Page 063 [05-07-1855]

spiced with the alloy of low cunning (derivable on the mother�s side,) 
and manifest in most of them.     But I doubt much if she
understands Charley, and I know her ideal of an admirer is
very different, being dark-haired, �romantic,� melodramatic, �daz
zling� � bosh!     Charley is an upright, honorable fellow, gen
erous, (but with a minimum of unconscious ostentation,) with much
kindness in him, and I think, not much knowledge of the depth
of his own nature.    Withal he is somewhat self willed and ram-
pant in his opinions, somewhat, (to use an excellent old English
word which ought never to have gone out of use,) masterfull; but
that the world will presently take out of him.   He grew into
liking Rosa Bolton, I fancy, because he wanted someone to be
tender to, to confide in.     I doubt whether she�s worthy of him, but
may do the little girl injustice.   /     And now to complete the
trio, to speak of Sam�s match.    He, they say, was always
plumping into love, philandered with little Marshall, with one of
the Stokes� &c.  Well, visiting John Bolton at Eynsham, he
becomes acquainted with a prettyish, delicatish, interesting looking,
(and perhaps rather forward) young lady, who has heretofore been despera-
tely wooed by an aristrocratic Oxonian, who has written her quires
of letters, gave her gifts &c, had to be sent abroad to prevent his
contracting a misalliance, and � died.     So the story runs.   Sam
goes into love most tumultuously, rushes Eynsham words every Sun-
day from London, excites maternal and sisterly apprehension;
throws up his Hospital studies, gets Tyler to lend him 100 [pounds], buys
a chemist�s practice, declares he can�t wait for matrimony, and
Minnie, and her sister Tilly, come up to town, to his shop, there               
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