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to our steamer.    I went below, got berth, turned in, paid Steward
his fee and slept with one or two awakenings, till we were within
  24. Sunday.}       sight of Southampton.   Getting up at four, found
a lovely Sabbath morning, the sun shining, and breezes blowing.   At
5 debarkation at the Custom house, where we left boat, and into the
town.   With a fellow voyager had an indifferent breakfast, and good
wash, took a sea-shore and country walk, returned by 8 to Custom-
house, got Carpet bags and had bitter ale at the Hotel, where in
August last I had my first English dinner.     Then, (parting with ac-
quaintance,) the three of us to London, and home by 1.
  25. Monday.   To Boutcher and George Clarke, (whom I found in
company with a Mr Braithwaite;)     Learnt that Will Waud was off
for New York per Southampton, on Wednesday last.   I�m not much
surprised at it.   He intimated it �� that he�d either go to America
or the Crimea,� when I last saw him at Allom�s.   There�s a pretty girl
of humble station concerned in it, � he lodged at the house of her parents
when at Sydenham, and George Clarke and Arthur Allom saw her
there.     She was fond of him, and he may have wished to end the af-
fair. (I don�t say he has acted any way dishonorably.)    I recollect
him writing of the matter to Alf, saying the girls parents were going
to Australia, and he didn�t know whether to obtain her for himself, or
let her accompany him.                      Dined with Boutcher at Jack�s,
then accompanied him to London Bridge, (meeting Hayes� brother by
the way, who told me he was in Paris, at the Hotel St Honor�,)
parted from Boutcher, got in omnibus, and to Sam�s.     Tilly there
in the evening.       Little Emily Annoot at our house, great friends
with me, and fond of fairy stories.               
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