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for exaggerated remarks on folks.       The handsome
Creole is graver, more thoughtful.           I am mistaken
if there is not an amiable intention on the part of �Fanny
Fern� to abet my falling in love with Miss J � indeed
the self sufficient donkey Dyer blurted out some stupid
attempt at jocular allusion to such a presumption!   It�s
very kind of �em.       May the girl � kind and handsome
as she is � find a good husband elsewhere.                We
had a merry walk; and I got back to New York
by 11.
  8.  Monday.  Note from Alf Waud.   Will thinks
Boston suburbs superior to New York, and compares the
city to a mixture of English country towns with bits
of London and the Empire city.               Writing all
day.   Out in the afternoon, calling at Wilds, and
down town.     Dropping in at the Ornithoryncus at night
in company with Sol, met Banks  who spoke of his
book.    How Shelton Mackenzie �very much admired it,� 
�liked every bone in it but one�, and �undertook to find
him a publisher.�
  9.  Tuesday.  Down town.  Going to Wells and
Webb for wood met Bellew, and with him to a tavern
in Dutch Street, where we had a two hours talk about
this country, business, my book, and other matters.   Re-
turn uptown with a load of box wood for cuts to the
P of N.Y.B.H.                   This afternoon, our clergyman
boarder Martin and his family left, for a house of
their own after nearly four years residence.     He came               
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