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	       A Bridal �Reception.�
mise that her imperfect pronunciation of minor
words in the English language is an affectation
� a deliberately-adopted hypocrisy rather, 
intended to carry out her bogus pretensions
to an Italian origin.           Damoreau, with the sides
of his face shaven, but moustached and bearded,
looked like a small-headed Algerine Mephis-
topheles.        Presently we all adjourned to a
house three or four doors off, where the �reception�
was in progress.        Jack Crockett and his bride
stood at one end of a parlor; to them all
invited guests, male and female, addressed their
compliments, presently dispersing about the
room or entering the farther one to partake of
refreshments.     Nicholas and Haney found their
offices almost a sinecure, for the wedded pair
stood not far from the door.     The bride, recently a
Miss Caroline S. Chapman, looked pale and
waxen.          I gossipped a little with Mat and
Eliza (certainly the handsomest girls in the room)
with Nicholas and Damoreau, and after half
an hours� stay, returned with half a dozen men,
to Larry�s house, for a smoke.      Thence came
Haney, Mr. Edwards, Jack, Larry Crockett
and Damoreau, and we made a man�s party of
it, with spirits, smoke, talk, songs and re-
citations (on the part of Damoreau.)  At 10 came               
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