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              incidentally of the Browns and Charley, of how folks wed a little provocation
here,   and of Friendship, and Love.        [words crossed out]
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thrown down spake as women should gracefully and sensibly.           �The General�
leaving, I left also;  bidding pleasant adieux to both ladies.          [words crossed out]
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[words crossed out].        Nothing in this wide world is there I do so honor and
love and reverence  as a true, feminine-hearted woman; nothing so worthy of
all worship and pure thought.  It is a privilege to look on one, and thus
get out of your own common-place humanity.     And Beauty, whether of form or
face, what an influence has it,  even when grosser thought be held in check, how
overpoweringly it appeals to the senses; how intensely one worships it.   /
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  8.  Sunday.  Drawing, unwell, matagrabolized and a dismal dull
day.  Don�t like drawing on Sundays, yet must do something.  Dillon
called in the morning.    Evening, with him at (Mr Hart to Chapin�s. Sermon
on the text �Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.�
  9. Monday. Drawing during the morning. Mr Hart sitting with me
an hour or so .  Afternoon to Duane Street, where after sitting till near on
3, with Dillon & Mr Hart, the sound of approaching music indicated the
coming of the firemen, on their first general parade, and soon their red shirts
were spied gleaming through the trees.   The street was lined with holiday specta-
tors,  windows thronged also.  Firstly after a band of music came the men from               
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