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Text for Page 194 [12-26-1859]

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sure she felt all her mother�s bad blood
rising, in her wish to imply silent enmity to the
family who cannot but detest the woman, and
who, when she forces her undesired company upon
them, knew pretty surely that it is only because
she can�t keep Jim away and prefers accompany
ing him out of a morbid curiosity rather than
let him come alone.      The woman invariably im-
poses more or less hypocrisy on those who are brought
into contact with her; we have all been put into
false relations with her. (I�m all Right now
thanks to Ledger article and catch me swindling
my own sail into belief in her again.)      Well
Ella did a characteristic thing, dodged my hand
in the dance with a dexterity worthy of her mother.
Luckily I hadn�t offered it, standing as if not
attentive.      More dances.     Down stairs to supper.
Sat beside Miss Ann and Mrs George.  �Our host
and hostess� drunk with a hip! hip! hurrah!
Haneys poem; an immense success, the healths of
the persons alluded to being drunk in order,
as they appeared, with three cheers each, sometimes
more.  (Fanny�s obtained none, indeed the verse
was introduced at the last moment, lumping her
and party together; a mere compliment of Haney�s
designed to prevent them remarking what might have
looked like a marked omission.)   Jim�s name
got a noble welcome.    At the poem�s conclusion,               
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