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  15.  Tuesday.  Letter from Hannah.  The old grandfather
who died eight days ago, was, on Saturday last, buried in Chacombe
churchyard, being borne thither by his farm labourers, and followed
by his children and grandchildren.    /        Within doors.   To Sam�s
in the evening.  �Tilly� away, at Oxford again.
  16.  Wednesday.   Will Waud calling in the afternoon, with
him to 27 Great James Street, where Clarke has just removed to.
Three rooms in an upper story, in a quiet street, partaking of
the legal air of the adjacent district of Grays Inn.   We found
George putting things to rights, having nearly completed the same;
had a smoke, part of a tankard of perry, tea, and then, the
three of us proceeded to the Olympic.     A drama of some ability
by Tom Taylor, and Plance�s �Yellow Dwarf,� (which last was
the attraction that drew me thither. /     Robson the actor certainly
deserves his reputation, and is, I should say, unmatchable in elvish
and grotesquely hideous parts.   A dance he did was most extraordi-
nary.     I should much like to see him play Le Sage�s Asmo-
deus.      George Clarke leaving early, I and Waud supped at
the Cyder Cellars, where Madrigal singing, and comic performances
by Ross were the order of the night, or rather morning.   Home
by 1 �.                               What a many good qualities a man
may have, and yet be thoroughly un-likeable withal!  Will Waud
is clever, good looking, can appreciate and sometimes say a good
thing, and yet here have I learned to like George Clarke thrice
as much as he.    There�s a rampant, repellant, loudly expres-
sed disbelief in all that is good and hopeful about him, (Waud;)
a proneness to say �nay to all,� to turn the dirty side of things               
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