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	His wife triumphant and gratified.
train, after I left him, and the two had proceeded
to Washington together, stopping at Philadelphia on the
way for one night.         Hall, it seems, is an artist and
went for F. Leslie.             Bellew describes the capitol
under a rainy and military aspect.             He met Sted-
man, Alf Waud and others there, made a sketch
of the face of the dead Lander, got a pass for thirty
days to the army � and returned to New York.
  Stayed till 10.     Mrs Bellew solicitous that �Frank�
shouldn�t go down town to-morrow and very cordial
to me.        She made me an excellent milk-punch, tal-
ked, and altogether appeared in an agreable aspect,
edifying and characteristic.   For I have noticed that
this is commonly the case with such unhappy women.
Says Answorth, in � of all books in the world � �Jack
Sheppard:�   �These domineering dames possess some
charm sufficiently strong to counteract the irritating
effect of their tempers; some secret and attractive
quality of which the world at large is in ignorance,
and with which their husbands alone can be supposed
to be acquainted.�       Haven�t I seen Jim Parton sur-
vey his damnable shrew with an air of almost incon-
ceivable admiration? and known that he was saying
to himself �Well she is delightful in spite of her
little faults and she does love me after her kind,
though I�m in hell for it?�         Dearest Tetty! as old
Johnson might have said, or Garrick for him.
  8.  Saturday.   A letter from my mother, contain-               
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