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	        Pleasant Quarters.
would like to be, what he thinks he is.    All of
his faults originate in bad blood, mean breeding
and an ever present distrust of human nature.    He
loves to rail against, as to talk of, the love of money
being the root of all evil � not a bad indication that
his thoughts are set on it and that he believes he ought
to have a good deal more and would have attained
it, but for the selfishness of others.
  12.  Monday.   A very rainy day, windy withal;
and the house being on an eminence, we had the full
benefit of it.       But pretty Mrs Hewitt (whose face
resembled one of Kenny Meadows� rustic beauties)
made a cheery wood fire in the sitting room, and I
read Macaulay and smoked and scribbled; being alone
all the morning, for Henry Tew had gone out and 
the storm detained him at a neighbor�s, until the eve-
ning.    William Conworth returned to George Bolton�s
early in the morning, before the beginning of the rain.
John was with me during the afternoon.        We got
to picture-cleaning, restoring the title to a certain
print of �Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain and
the Princess Royal,� after Benjamin West�s paint-
ing.    The queen is represented as a plain young
woman, with a very German face, a nose which the
courtly-quaker-artist has in vain endeavored to
render handsome, a mouth with lips inclining to
negro redundance, and, of course, an edifice of pow-               
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