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Text for Page 055 [02-13-1860]

	              Sally Edwards.
rous sentiment, to see this meeting and measuring
and calculating, �will he do?� or �will he not?� of-
fends one�s sympathies.         She inquired about Nast�s
fitness, too, of Haney, even after she had rejected
him � an indelicate and cruel thing.    She�ll take
her own course, have Nast without loving him
(unless absence set him �flopping� elsewhere, as it
easily may) and take her chances.               I�m sorry
to say that Mattie and Eliza are jealous of their
sister�s lover; Eliza the least, as furthest removed
by age.    But doesn�t this always occur in fami-
lies between sisters?     between all women?
  Maybe Sally knows what she wants well enough,
maybe she is of arid nature and can conceive
no or needs no deeper affection than Nast can
offer.     Haney was betrayed into his passion by
a sort of sympathy, he knew she was not so
attractive personally as the others and resolved
she should have, at least, one admirer.    If she
felt anything on rejecting him, it was of very
temporary nature.         Her absence of affectation
of feeling is curiously characteristic.       When I
told her that if any fellow of superior intellect,
decent personal appearance, &c. were to become
her suitor, he�d cut Nast out, she admitted
he �might.�             How difficult, if not im-
possible, it is to avoid accrediting young girls               
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