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Text for Page 098 [11-11-1860]

	And Mrs. Winchester.
written in �Ned Buntline�s Own,� and been made
love to by that nauseous scoundrel and, I think, too
by Joe Scoville.        She talks now of George Brown
as though he were a god-like individual; �there
is no doubt,� says poor sister Emma, to Charley,
�that he was the passion of her life!�  Why, she�d 
have done the same about Ned Buntline.     When
I was at the house, the discourse falling upon hair
Mrs. W. talked of the �glorious auburn� of George�s,
with staggering composure.     His locks wa were
undeniably carrotty, as every mortal of his acquain-
tance knew.        The woman does this out of
sheer egotism and self-exaltation; it�s �what
a noble, generous, intellectual, disinterested creature
I am for having such feelings!�        She has a sham
enthusiasm, sham affections, sham griefs, sham
loves; nothing is real but her barren vanity.
After George Brown�s death there was a man
at New Orleans who wanted her daughter; who
was played, fast and loose, with, dropped a good
deal of money and finally didn�t get the daughter.
It�s Becky Sharp-dom, with none of Becky�s
cleverness; inherently the women are not a whit
higher than the �Belles� and �Dellie�s� of Cahill
and Bob Gun intimacy.                  Damoreau had
the offer of purchasing Lotty�s house-hold furniture!
He has seen �Alleyne� as an actor, in Boston,               
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