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Newcombe.   He has crossed the Atlantic some six times, and �is generally
ill all the way.�   Two Frenchman who don�t appear to know each other
or any one else, one of whom promenades the deck in a sort of capote,
with Algerine hood to it; the other is only noticeable for getting in the way
when you want to enter, or leave, the cabin, and being constantly consuming
cigars.     A clumsily shaped, large faced Englishman with a scanty
fringe of red whisker around a stolid, sensual 
countenance, reads the �Mysteries of the Court,� (by his namesake Rey-
nolds) pretty constantly.   He is also assiduous in his attentions to the
English women forwards, plays whist, and goes Canada-wards.
A shortish, black whiskered, high complexioned, crisp looking, English-born
New Yorker; owns houses and lot on the 8th Avenue, deals in land and
house speculations, has lived in the States over twenty years, and is wealthy.
He is returning from six weeks in the island of Jersey, where his old parents
dwell, and has a family of ten or twelve.              A partially bold, good
humored, ripple faced little man, excessively English in everything, bound
for Springhill, Ohio, and known as Doctor Hyde.    He is queer in health
and, as yet, has not ventured below.           A youthful Gallic german,
with projecting chin, ingenuous and polite, has a case-bottle of excellent
cognac, which he don�t like, and proffers to people.       A young-squire
looking fellow, born at Deal, his parents being wine and spirit sellers
there, dresses in blue cloth with red flannel shirt, and jockeyish cap,
is well looking, short in stature, innocent of knowledge of the great
world, and indignant at the prices demanded for ale at the dinner
table.  He goes Canada-wards, with undefined intentions.   A Balti-
more dwelling, Americanised German, shrewd and well informed as to 
transatlantic politics, � of course a democrat.               
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