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          Extenuation of Female Jealousy.
innocently exhibiting their honest attractions as
it were, and unconsciously bidding for what they
are so worthy of.      They�ll find husbands some
day.              Not a girl hearing of one of her own
sex, an acquaintance, getting married, but feels
as if that bride had personally triumphed over
her.    This feeling was evident in what little was said
about Grace�s wedding; even Mrs. Edwards par-
took of it.      I liked her for it.       It meant, Why
should that girl, who is neither so good or so pretty
as my dear girls, have achieved the success without
which every woman secretly regards her life as a
comparative failure?          Match-making often ori-
ginates in the tenderest affection.           At 11 o�clock
we broke up and Tommy, in the hall, in return
for my �Good evening Mr. Nast,� gave me a not of-
fensive one.
  25.  Saturday.   In the afternoon to the �World�
office, saw Marble and Sweetsir.  Stedman went
off again to Washington this day.      At the �Tribune�
office met Underhill, just returned from Vir-
ginia, where he had been arrested as a spy and con-
fined at Chaeleston for two days in the prison room
once occupied by Osawattomie Brown.  Haney not
in.       Up town, looking in at �Frank Leslie�s� and
seeing John Wood.            He told me that a paragraph               
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