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	The Geary Family.
have written out our experience at length for
the �Post,� I defer chronicling it until I can do
so from its pages.   Returning, we found certain of
our boarders at high jinks in the basement.      Mr.
Geary was entertaining some professional friends
with rum and ale, and bread and cheese.   He is
a very Irish Irishman, youngish, red-faced and
fluently approbative; has a niceish wife, an En-
glishwoman of Dublin antecedents who talks
clear and pleasant and dainty English and calls
her husband �Gusty,� in which there is some ap-
propriativeness, as the honest Celt appears to be what
the Woodward girls denominate, in their New York
doric, �a blower.�         There is also a daughter,
not of Mrs. Geary (though I hear she has two, in
Dublin) a good-humored, pleasant-faced girl,
who goes very plainly dressed, has apparently not
a particle of affectation about her, and whom I 
meet on the staircase of mornings, when she is busy
bringing up papa and mamma�s breakfast, which
they partake of in bed.    Her name�s Mary, so
they call her Mina.       The family have been but
nine or ten months in this country; I think the
father ambitiously attempted giving concerts on the
foundation of his own and his daughter�s voices, 
for I remember Wilkins� ridiculing �The Geary�               
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