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Text for Page 027 [10-04-1860]

	in 132 Bleecker Street.
has just returned from visiting a monied brother
in New England whom he wants to �take hold
of� some of his inventions.  Phillips is hideously
in debt to Mrs. Boley, who declares that he
must go soon, if he don�t produce some money;
who is down upon �them inventions,� and thinks
that �that engagement� with honest Miss Trainque
�is off.�  Fyte or Fite (I don�t know how to spell
his name) is another occupant of this room, a
nervous-looking, beardless young man, not un-
like Cahill in general appearance.       Is good-
humored, talks in a high voice, as if excited,
and calls our landlady, as indeed do most of
the others, by the pleasant nick-name of �Muddy�
� supposed an abbreviation for mother.      Richard-
son is another occupant, a strong-built, loud-
speaking young fellow, like the Fite, in some
clerkish berth on Broadway; I think in a
photographic establishment.   Fite is in a
fire-work store.         Next floor, most of the rooms
empty, which is bad for Mrs Boley.     Street
floor all woman-kind, the two Woodward
girls occupying the big back parlor, once our
dining-room.       Both of them �tend store� in
Broadway and Lizzie sits beside me at the
dinner-table.   We are very good friends in spite
of my occasional taciturnity and her sharp               
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