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Text for Page 022 [10-25-1861]

	Hawkins & Wife.   Boarders.
�Mrs Hawkins Family Newspaper,� a trashy
monthly, for rural circulation, he attending the
office while his wife goes about obtaining puffs
and advertisements.    Boweryem says that erotic
tradesmen give her the latter in the hopes of ob-
taining gratuitous fornication, when she holds her
husband in terrorem over them and establishes a
nauseous black mail in the way of advertisements
which the respectable couple never take out of their
paper, dunning and worrying for the money.     A
nice business.     Asking Hawkins about Hardin
Andrews, he told me the man was dead.          In
doors all the rest of the day: Writing hard du-
ring the evening till midnight.   Boweryem up.
  We have a charming houseful of boarders
just now; I must devote a page to them.   Let
the women have the precedence.  Imprimis Ham,
grown fatter and as odiously Irish and butter-
mouthed as ever, sits opposite to me at table
and hates me with the hatred of a low Irishwo-
man because I ignore her existence and because
she knows that I know she is an enormous humbug
and hypocrite.      More Irishry in the shape of two
Miss Lee�s, one of �em a recent importation.   The
first is shop-woman in a Broadway shoe-store
and used to take her mid day meal here, when she
and Ham did an immense deal of mutual soap-               
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