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Text for Page 232 [10-09-1861]

	       Sally as a Bride.
�divine countenance.�     At 10 �. went, finding
a dance in progress in the basement and a party
� not a very large one � assembled.   There was
Miss Behm (a buxom, Miss Schwartz-like
girl) three or four feminine faces, not very
familiar ones to me, Mort. Brown, Ritchie
Russell and others, most of the company except-
ing the dancers, clustered about the bride and bride-
groom, who sat back to window, bounded on the
right by the sofa (scene of past endearments)
on the left by the piano.     I observed Haney
on the outskirts of the group.      Sat and chatter-
ed with Anne, with Mrs. Edwards (who attributed
Parton�s absence to Fanny and denounced that amia-
ble party for the thousandth time) with Mr. E, who
presently, on the appearance of the punch, proposed
briefly the health of the wedded couple, adding that
he believed both of them to be jolly good fellows and
knew that one was.      Then the company, led by Mort.
Brown and Haney drank the toast and cheered,
I did the former with about as much cordiality as
I felt.     Then Nast returned thanks in a jerky
common-place manner combined with a touch of
buffoonery, and proposed awkwardly the health of
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.              Ann, meantime,
told me that the young couple had taken part of
a house in 45th street and that Sally cooked               
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