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Text for Page 159 [05-29-1858]

all day, clambering up rocks, quoit playing with
extemporized stones &c.   The day hot and lovely.   I sick
all the time with extreme indigestion.    Return by 7.  I couldn�t
eat during the day or on returning � so took pills and went
to bed.  A weary day for me.
31.	Monday.   Worse.

  {1.  Tuesday to       Sick, of a bilious jaundice.  Had to take
  10. Thursday}       to my bed and call in the doctor.  The 
three or four days after Sunday�s rambles passed mise-
rably.   I couldn�t eat, I couldn�t work, I could only feel
exceedingly ill, be troubled with abortive attempts at vomit
ing, grow yellow and hope each day might being better
health.   It didn�t.  On Wednesday (I think) I went
over to Dixon�s.   He was gone to the opera.   I wasted a
dreary evening in Washington Square and his office
till he returned.   He said he had no faith in medecine
but told me the old fashioned remedy � Calomel.   I took
it that night.  Not much better in the morning and soon.
Lay all day wearily in my room, while the adjoining
one was being whitewashed, the din of the carptenters
and brick layers finishing a tall tenement house in our
rear, distressing me.   More calomel.   Temporary relief,
then as bad or worse.    Haney suggested the Edward�s fa-
mily doctor on Sunday night, and he came.  Prescribed
�mandrake� pills and said he�d come every day.  Long
days in bed, reading, a little Phonography and a great
deal of purging.   People all very kind, Haney particularly               
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