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	Mrs. Geary utilizes her Friends.
involving the discomfiture of the sparrow.
  More about the Irishry.      The �aristocratic
coolness� between Ham and Mrs Geary origina-
ted in circumstances not entirely disconnected, as
Mr Micawber would say � with a bonnet obtained
by the tenor�s wife, on credit.     The little party has
also got in debt to the amount of $15 for shoes
at the store where Lee the first officiates as sales
woman.   But Lee herself having dexterously con-
trived not to be responsible, has not been cut by
Mrs Geary.  The family appears to be an epi-
demic on boarding-house people and tradesfolks.
They have all the loose improvident habits of
quasi theatricals; when they get money they must
have a supper and a bottle, maugre debt and
difficulty; always the brag of their importance
and the Irishry generally hold powwows and
howl about the hardship of poor Mr Geary�s
having to mix with low people.  Yet the little 
woman was almost charming at times.   I think
her statement about her English birth-place
may be true.                  It�s funny to discover
how unlucky Ham is in all her investments
of the finest feelings of our common nature.
  12.  Tuesday.   Down town by noon, looking
in at the Evening Post office and seeing Godwin,
who informs me that �my affair is on the anvil               
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