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	Lizzie Woodward.
temper, about which I once had the presump-
tion to lecture her and to my surprise produ-
ced some effect � it may be merely exteriorly
or temporarily, but so it is.        She, like her
sister, is of English (? Irish) birth and parentage;
their father abandoned his wife and family
and I think the former is dead.        They have
a junior brother, a hotel-clerk in New Haven.
Both girls are red-haired, the elder, plump
jolly-looking and passionate, hits her sister
sometimes, in private; they have rows together.
Lizzie�s fairness and figure give her pre-
tensions to beauty; seen at a little distance
she looks quite handsome, closer, and you
find the apparent regularity of her features
disappear, the nose plebeianly, rather than
prettily retrouse� and the skin less smooth
and fair than you had expected.        She has
indefinite-colored eyes � she says green � which
look dark by lamplight in contrast with her
complexion, and a little, fair moustache.
Withal, she impresses one pleasantly as a 
pretty girl.          It�s importation, talking to
her, as she knows by little.        When she came
here, she was rather pretistic, but that has
partially evaporated; though I don�t think
she plays cards, as the rest do.           Fite did               
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