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              214.
a note for Montgomery back to writing, and so to
1 next morning.   Another chapter.
  6.  Thursday.  Rapid walk as usual for
health sake.  Dropped in at Nagle�s book store, to
Fowler & Wells, Nassau Street &c.  Returning got
the home parcel from Wileys.     A relic from Nine-
veh, a fragment from the palace of the great Assy-
rian King.   It is a head and half figure in stone,
some five inches in length, roughly sculptured in relief.
From Nineveh to New York, with three thousand 
years lying between them !     Twelve centuries ere our
Saviour walked this Earth this bit of stone [words crossed out]
 that lies before me now, my lamp
shade deepening its outlines, � was carven.    How I
could write on this!     O Assyrian craftsman, vassal
to Nebuchadnezzar it may be, how has thy work lasted!
what a tide of solemn centuries, what an awful mul-
titude of kindred, and peoples, and tongues, such as no
man can number, have sped from the cradle to the
grace ere thou walkedst Asiatic earth.           Arnold
the elder called in the evening.
  7  Friday.    Calling at Parton�s on my way to the
Mercantile, saw him.   He projecting a winters visit to Nia-
gara on the morrow.           Returning, to work.   Wrote
to Hannah in the evening, sitting up till 2.
  8. Saturday.  Down town early, to post office &
Elsewhere.     Tailors & got coat.   Return a writing till late               
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