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Text for Page 051 [11-07-1849]

              {7. Wednesday. At work on �Mose� for Carey and Hart.
  8. Thursday   Suicidal weather out o�doors.  Little stirring
  9. Friday}   out. Back gammon with Wing o�nights and
reading.  He having finished his work aboard the �Hudson� talks of
going to the land of �punkins� and wooden nutmegs � in default of any
thing to do.
  10. Saturday.  Went over to New York in defiance of the rain, and 
made a few calls. Mostly unsuccessful, for none of the called-on in the
way, save �Le Chevalier Picton.�   /		Brinsley returned
from three or four days bacchanalizing, with a black eye, given him
by a juvenile cigar maker lately a denizen here.   And last night
this same Juvenis got �lammed� by b�hoy Ben � inasmuch as he
had departed without the production of $3 for his board.  According
to Ben�s account �he licked him like thunder�� and I believe it.
�He didn�t do nuthin else!�
  11. Sunday.   In-doors, reading till the Evening. Then to Presbyter-
ian Church with Wing. (�John Presbyter� has altered since Hudibrastic
days � fine organ, and sermon exhorting charity and christian spirit to
those differing in creed ). That was the better part of the sermon. For
the rest, the subject was too great for the preacher,) as it would have
been for most of his class.   It was that of Christ and the woman of Sa-
maria � and he went about it the ordinary, conventual way � Stating 
what would have been the conduct of a Pharisee, in like place. Bestowing
praise and commendation in Him for humility. &c. Praise is               
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