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having wished her to make her will, and followed her
up steadily.      I think an honester man, one with more
backbone of character might have failed, where the wily Ita-
lian didn�t.           Andreotti would sit, and grin, and give her
back her own sentiments in worse English, seldom risking
any bit of individuality.   Falso and facile on the surface
he was thoroughly corrupt below, a drunkard, seducer
and frequenter of brothels.         His predominant character-
istic I take to have been overweening conceit.   He thought his
delightful self worthy of any sacrifice on the part of a woman.
He told her as much, saying she attempted �to lower the
dignity of man� when she objected to being swindled.   She
paid his debts before marriage � they were considerable � set
him up in business, was abused, sworn at, and robbed to
the extent of $2000.          The scoundrel had nothing, and
wouldn�t work.      Now she goes to Europe for a year
or so, intending to visit Italy and see her ex-husband�s 
mother on her way to Sicily, where she will pass the win-
ter.     Health and such happiness as may be hoped for
be with her!   One will miss her very much.  She was the
only lady in this house, and I liked and respected her.
  5.  Sunday.  To Pounden�s at Brooklyn, staying all
day and night.
  6.  Monday.  A letter from Alf Waud.  Another child
born to his �wife� � no sex mentioned.   Phonography, writing
&c.  Afternoon to Doctors, then a call at a new house which
Mrs Sexton and Jewell have taken with the old intent to get
boarders.        Writing at night.   An hour with Clapp, Gun
and Haney, in the room of the latter.          Clapp told some               
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