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Text for Page 024 [06-18-1859]

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the course of the evening to Mrs Duryee�s.
Lotty was there yesterday and the day before.   Alleyne
has returned from Boston, she sending him money
to enable him to do so. (This Mrs D. told as a 
secret.)    They now live together again at a twenty-
fifth St boarding-house, where Lotty secured a room
for them.          Mrs D speaks of Alleyne very unfa-
vorably, says he�s a fifth-rate actor, a loafer,
a worthless article generally.   Lotty left the stage
in consequence of her getting into rows first with old
Wallack, then with Laura Keene.    She was late
at rehearsal in the first place and restive under
reproof.   When the �Veteran� objected she �sauced back.�
Indeed she has a proclivity for rows � had one
at Westfarms with some fellow boarder whose side
the landlady espoused � which landlady Lotty owed
$20 for a months board, as she told me.    How
characteristic and peculiar are these waspishnesses in
detail as contrasted with her real self-sacrifice
and generosity towards Alleyne.   Such apparent
contradictions are, however, more common in life
than we suppose.          Talked half an hour with
Mrs Duryee and her daughter.   A girl recently from
Georgia and other Southern regions, where she has
been for some two or three years.   Her mother seems
kindly disposed towards Lotty � �nobody seems to
care for her,� says the woman.    Poor Lotty! poor
little New York Phillina!                        Back to house,               
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