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Text for Page 072 [10-19-1852]

              to the others.       Gave him the sofalid of my huge bed-box,
and the buffalo skin, which with a pillow, he slept famously
as did I.           Up by 8, dress, lavation, newspaper,
down town to Goslings for breakfast.    Quitted Charley in 
Nassau Street & to my room & drawing, hard till sun-
set, only going out to dine, as wont, at the Shades.
Charley came at about 3 1/2  stayed an hour, and gave
me the owing $4.50 for the washerwoman.    I�d prea-
ched to him about it, & he evidently mistrusted the per-
manence of his virtuous resolves. /        He told me of his
Boston sojourn extensively,  steady employ, more �love� scrapes.
Woman of Italian extraction this time, � some relative of hers
against it, she wanted him to wait � he would �sell� him-
self (by waiting) for money.      So it goes! 
                             With hey ho! the wind and the rain!
                              With hey ho! the wind and the rain!
(He had called yester-day at Beach Street & saw Lotty.
[word crossed out] Civil & dignified on both sides.     She was, it
seemeth to blame for breaking off the �match�    with Charley,
inasmuch as she wrote him word to �regard her as a little
wayward sister, who was only dazzled by his attentions!�
Albeit it matter little which side of the merry-thought
broke first in their loving feeling.       Asses!   all asses!               
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