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Text for Page 052 [02-13-1860]

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        My t�te � t�te with Sally Edwards
been eased of the latter but he certainly
wouldn�t have liked me any the more, had
he known the nature of my communications.
First I discovered any partisanship, of which
she might have suspected me, at Haney�s instance,
and told her my impressions of her being all
alone in grappling with the question; that Nast�s
approaching departure from New York must bring
matters to a crisis, if one had not been reached
already.      That if she accepted him on on
higher grounds than his being �a good-humored
little fellow� who �only wanted a little kindness,�
she might commit a grave error, one produc-
tive of misunderstanding and misery to both.
I said I feared she was about to do this,
while fully aware of his intellectual inferior-
ity.     That seeing him only in the capacity of
a lover, she might know but little of his char-
acter.        That it was no great compliment to
her or evidence of perspicuity in him, who had
moved in the narrowest social horizon, never
visiting any house where there were eligible
girls, to fall in love with, that he should
within a month or two of his introduction be
�flopping� at her feet.       That there was a 
certain amount of indelicacy, not to say latent
presumption, in it.         That, let him get abroad               
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