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Text for Page 170 [08-31-1851]

              aught above common-place.     I talked of the Spirit-world, of Creed, of
Geologic-wonders, of History, of the great Kingdoms, which like the sea-born
islands of the Mediterranean rise up out of the deep of Time, to be again sub-
merged, �  of Our Race and destiny:  all Joe said was but giving me
back mine own remarks in clumsier phrase.     He saw it all, perhaps un-
derstood it; � but he said nothing, � imparted nothing. See-saw, up and
down � two and two make four.     No warm blood and enthusiasm about
anything.     He�s a honest fellow enough. [words crossed out]
[words crossed out] � [words crossed out].
  1.  Monday.  Hunting for money calls, Anderson�s, Holmes &c Nassau
Street. Gor Pendennis leant me by Nagle, (his name is not as I had thought
Watts.)     Afternoon reading in sitting room.     Evening out with Hands, a
boarder, and to the Broadway Theatre, where this night a Mr and Mrs Mar-
chant (here boarding made their debut, having but recently arrived from England.
The lady sits beside me at dinner, of a good figure and face, and lady-like
in manner, possessing withal a pleasant smile.     They played well, in a 
Spanish intrigue drama, were well received, but the finer niceties of their
performance were in no case discriminated by the audience, as is generally the case,
with all audiences.     And Pope appeared on the stage � he is an actor, as
perchance I might have known earlier had I been attentive.   Ballet after-
wards, enthusiastically applauded, especially by boys.   This appeals but to the
Senses, therefore is easily understood by the many.   Subsequently a farce.
  2. Tuesday.  Mason came inviting me, as before to a Hudson-river vag-
abondize for three or four days continuance; � agreed to go.     A letter
from Dillon. Wrote a reply informing them of Mrs Richardsons death.               
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