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                Back to New York again.
die and be forgotten, while beautiful, insensible
nature will keep on presenting the same scene to the
fresh young hearts of hundreds of years to come.
I hate to think of it!           I can�t bear to think of
it!  ���                The cars � an express train �
were crowded.   I got Eliza a seat, but some of
our party, the girls, had to stand, as they were in
the next car and couldn�t risk stepping across, while
the train was in motion.    After I had done so, once
or twice, on gaining a seat which some good fellow
gave me, opposite to Eliza, the thought came to me
what a horror and agony the day would have closed
in for all of us, if one of the girls had tried and
got killed.  I swear I would have been torn and
rent and lacerated out of existence rather than
it should have happened to any one of them!  But
the fancy subsided and I was very happy and
thankful.     It was a happier day than I have had
for a long time � I don�t think it included one dull
or disagreeable minute.  We were at the house for
half an hour, when I went, through the now subsi-
dingly-explosive streets, homewards.
  5.  Thursday.   Writing till 1.  Bowman up. (He
left us to board in Jersey a day or so ago.)   Out
in the afternoon, to make purchases in Canal Street.
Had commenced working in the evening when Bowery-
em was summoned by Paul, whom he subsequently               
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