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Text for Page 047 [07-09-1859]

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should be �always sating� and in other ways
plays the feminine King Alfonso in supposing
that creation could be a good deal bettered.   Sits
beside me, rallies me on my presumed cynicism
and impassibility towards the woman-kind; doesn�t
have good health, looks upon life with a sort
of self-flattering melancholy.   Next room, the
rear one is entirely bachelorish.     A good-
humored, rather inarticulate speaking young
man of English birth, who has passed most
of his life in this country and city.  Goes to
hear Chapin of Sundays.  I like him.  His
chum, young, whiskerless and named  Johnson,
which is all that need be said of him.    I am
inclined to think there is another occupant in
this room, but am not sure who it is; anyway
he�ll show presently.      The front apartment
on the next story was tenanted by the Brad-
burys�, is empty as the rear one will be in a 
day or two.        Leslie�s old den, the two little
�extension� rooms are now occupied by a Mr
Bancker.    A solidish, heavily good-humored man,
an inventor, has patented a Sewing Machine,
a legal widower, divorce separating him from
his wife.     Stands somewhat in friendly awe
of the conversational badinage (!) of another
boarder on the first floor, the prominent man
and wit of the establishment.   He is foreman               
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