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Text for Page 047 [12-17-1851]

              expedients.   Injured tradesfolk appear o� nights, and suf-
fer hours in kitchens, Mrs Leave having unaccountably
vanished altogether, and the Servants fly hither and
thither among the boarders to borrow money, in order to
pay the debts.     The girl in trousers (�a beast of a 
girl she is; horribly inquisitive, never shuts a door after
her, and her nasty hair curls the wrong-way  � (they
call her �Angee�!)  and another female, half-boarder
half-servant come up each day, tapping at my door
to borrow money, by the dollar of fifty cents.     Some-
times you may sit half an hour waiting breakfast, while
they are going all over the house to raise money for a 
skeleton   mutton-chop.   Butcher don�t get paid and sends
by indifferent meat.   All higgledy-piggledy, dogs in
dining room, actors sending out for ale, benighted-Scotch-
men anxious to get grub &c.     Any amount of lying
done, to ineffectually hide these dodges, blaming servants
(who haven�t got their wages paid for a devil of a time;)
and one, a little busy, pleasant-faced waiting maid, 
called Margaret is I think the best tempered creature
I have ever met.   Work from morning till night, all
troubling her, many blaming her unjustly, and yet Never
sullen or cross � [word crossed out] she little thinks what a good
little soul she is.    /      Actor Shaw is in the Tanks
and Mrs Leave endeavoring to help him � she and other               
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