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Text for Page 215 [09-27-1861]

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	       Mrs. Damoreau.
that she lived in the same relations with the
elderly Frenchman as her mother did with the Ita-
lian.)      Lying would seem to be the woman�s
especial weakness; she cackled to all the neigh-
bors around Damoreau�s house near Boston,
how she was not sorry to obtain retirement, as
she had been pursued with carnal intent by
J. Russell Lowell, Holmes, Amos Lawrence,
Rufus Choate and Heaven knows how many more
Boston celebrities, who had perhaps never set eyes
upon her distrustful countenance.     Indeed she
made similar charges against almost every man
of her acquaintance, besides lying about her pre-
sent husband in an unexampled manner;
asserting that she had caught him
in bed with an Irish servant wench, (a very
trollop, says W. Waud), and going into nau-
seous particulars about his behavior to her including �things
that are only talked of by Massachusetts women,�
adds Will � who is married to one.)   Altogether
Madame Damoreau unquestionably merits becoming
the subject of Chapter the second of that Book of
Bitches which ought to be written; the illustrious
Fanny, of course, having unquestionable title to the
first.            Damoreau seems to have been almost
as free in his confidence with W. Waud, during
their Boston sojourn, as with myself in New York.               
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