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brown hair worn protruding out rather pretentiously, bright-
ish eyes and a high color, (which may be natural.)  She
looked infinitely better, thus by lamplight than when pro-
menading Broadway, when she always dresses very loud,
and to my thinking appears haggard.       She was gaily at-
tired now, having on a brown satin dress, with more than
one ring on her fingers.       Her frock was cut rather low
in front.    She talked with much animation, her voice
possessing a that slight Americienne drawl, which always impresses 
  me
as affected, or spoilt-childish.    The evening was a great suc-
cess.  Parton looked pale, and wore gorgeous slippers.  She
called him �Jem� or �Jemmy�, he addressing her as �Fanny.�
There was considerable rallying on the suddenness of the match,
she taking occasion to intimate that it must not be considered
as affecting his bachelor friendships.     We partook of milk punch
and every body talked.    �Fanny�s� daughter is a tall grown
girl, nearly as high as her mother.  She said nothing, standing
listening.      After an hour or so we came away, rather
gleesomely, Haney convinced �the match wasn�t so bad,� after
all, and talking laudation of matrimony.             Returning to
basement found Sol as wont �knocked� and melancholic �
partly on account of a sick brother, partly his own look-out
in life.   Out with him for oysters.
  I�ve my theory how Parton�s marriage came about.
  10.  Thursday.   In doors all day, till evening, when
round to Abbotts and got $3.   Called on Banks.    He
is patching up a peace with O�Brien, and now lauds him               
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