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	   Her Tricks and Teaching.
and is now resident in England.          Mrs
G. has had all sorts of indefinite hankerings
after men, by the score, since her widowhood,
some more than equivocal, was �engaged to
be married� to two at the time of her recent
union with Griffin.    She visited a certain Mr.
Walker, who figured infamously and notoriously,
in a divorce case, at his office, spending several
hours there, once on Sunday, whence the child
May was returned by him in an omnibus, having
been savagely beaten by the mother.     She would
give such counsels to May as this: �You must
always say you love your uncle and aunts, but
in your heart you must hate them,� and this
before others.      She set her cap at �Warb.� or
Warburton Gouverneur, her husband�s brother,
but he would have none of her.      The family
seem to have been unnaturally tolerant of her,
considering all sorts of persistent provocation.
During her last residence at 16th street, there
came to the house, from West Point, a certain
ex-cadet, who having graduated, occupied some
minor teaching position at the military academy,
with which youth � Mrs. Pot describes him as
a mere, callow, boy, mentioning him as Johnny
Upham, Mrs. G�s �Johnny� � the present Mrs.
Theodore Griffin had carried on a strong flir-               
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