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	   A �rowdy� drinking Party.
joining in chorus and throwing their arms
about.      Then they got up imaginary quarrels
between Ledger and Shepherd, both rushing
at each other as with a desire to fight, strip-
ping coats off &c., others withholding them.   Of
course each farce concluded with more libations,
each tumbler being upturned in witness of its
contents being exhausted.    Then they joined hands
and danced round the table, which presently
got upset, with the attendant destruction of
tumblers and bottles.      Boweryem was aware
of his condition; he apostrophized himself in
the mirror, with �George Boweryem! Your�e
as drunk as Silenus!�        He developed very
goodhumoredly and was in an extraordinary
state of self-complacency.     Morris present.
The row grew so great that Burger, from below,
remonstrated by knocking the butt end of a mus-
ket against the ceiling, upon which Ledger
went down-stairs and persuaded him and
Kettle to come up.        They kept Ledger�s apart-
ment locked, that nobody should escape; I had
some difficulty in getting Damoreau out at about
1 A.M.       He had had only about two hour�s
sleep last night.      His hat was fractured by
the breakfast of the bed, first time.           The
revels proceeded, some of them trying to walk               
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