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defunct chickens.     To Charley�s in Paternoster Row, there
talking with Cornelius Bagster.       Home, dinner, and letter
writing.     By 6 Miss and Mrs Waud came, both having
been to the Sydenham Palace, and both having had their daguerre
otypes taken, the latter for her son Alf, the former consigned to
me provisionally, � to be his, if he expressed a desire for it.  They
had tea, and were presently in the garden.   Mrs Waud talked
much of the Marshall�s &c.       I think she has but a shallow
mind.   She�s prone to deceive, inconclusive views for this, snubs her
children sans tact and sense, and seems to know little of their na-
tures, or her own.      I had half an hour�s tete a tete with her
daughter.     She told me that Will�s Sydenham girl had called
at the Vassall Terrace since his departure; and knew all about it,
so there as no outspoken confidence between us on that matter. (She
I�m sure, believes that the intimacy was no Platonic one.)  She
told me also that her mother wanted her to marry a wealthy
old man, whom she don�t like, with much more; intimating
her belief that she wouldn�t marry at all, � nor should I.
We talked very frankly, and she looked very pretty.     Charley
came.     Saw Miss & Mrs Waud to the �Elephant�, then, 
presently with Charley to the Surrey Zoological, seeing the mock
storming of Sebastopol.     Thence to the residence of the Cooke�s & 
the Fancy fair, supping at the former by 12, and having a bit
of a dance subsequently, I being again challenged to�t by Louisa
Hogarth.    The Cooke�s are brothers, one of whom has married a
wealthy woman, older than himself, the other living with them. Miss
Vaughan was there; � also a nephew of Cardinal Wiseman�s, who proved               
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