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	Boweryem�s Ways.
a good deal in the hugging and kissing way with
her, Richardson with her sister.    Both are honest
girls enough, naturally want to get married, after
their kind.    Lizzie got a trick of saying �it�s a
pity about� this or that, a popular vulgarism, to
an extent that everybody noticed and some folks
quizzed it; such phrases like proverbs, seem to
supply commonplace people with ready-made smart-
ness.    She used to be great in establishing tiffs
with people, but, as said, perhaps in dread of
getting a reputation for bad temper, she has 
modified its indulgence of late, though little Bow-
eryem is particularly unlucky in provoking it.
He has such extremely �cocky� ways, is really
so injudiciously forward and arbitrary, that it
needs toleration to stand it.        He never thinks
his opinions can be unwelcome.    The servant girls,
whom he orders about in regal style, are alterna-
tely rebelling and tittering at him.   He has an
immense capacity for creating enemies, I find.
I get along with him well enough, by dint of oc-
casional silence and a little judicious chaff.
Mrs. Ham shares her old room with a Miss
Emerson, also employed in the shop-business
on Broadway, a three weeks accession.        I
fancy there�s more womankind too, as strange
faces appear at dinner; we�ve a good deal of               
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