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Text for Page 159 [02-22-1857]

front one being almost exclusively occupied by women.
By the time the ceremony commenced there might
have been over two hundred persons present.     I
with Bellew and Thompson (�Doesticks�) stood in
the rear room.    I recognized little Edge and other
newspaperians, with some actors.      Chapin�s
address was, I think, somewhat of a repetition
of his former one � as might well be � nor so touching.
I thought much of the familiar room, and the
many little incidents connecting Levison with it
� now the scene of his funeral.             The prayer
ended, the folks flocked into the many carriages.
Haney who had been overwhelmed with grief had
to be assisted into one.      There might have been
eight or ten vehicles � destined to Greenwood � it
being, also, arranged that the body of the dead
child should be interred at the same time.
  Plenty of persons were anxious to go, so Bellew,
�Doesticks� and I stood looking on awhile, till
the close, when Doesticks entered a carriage (at
little Edge�s solicitation,)  Bellew went off for a
walk, and I returned to my chamber with Par-
ton, who had been with us for the last five minu-
tes or so.           We talked an hour away, princi-
pally of Levison. (  Parton�s apprehensive Haney
may propose to the widow.)           Walt Whitman
has called on Parton, and appears shuffling.  Par-
ton is going to sue for his $200.               
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