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my beard and defied me.      I retaliated, voiced penalty on her lips.
My asking for �that neglected juvenile� set her running off, returning
with the baby.   She held him up to me, her curls nestling against the
innocent baby face.    I bent my head and kissed her soft, sweet, warm
mouth, � which was not withdrawn; and then kissed the child.     The
room was in partial shade, the lamp being in the adjoining one, � I
don�t think the others saw it.        /       Presently in came Mrs K, the
child was fetched away by handmaiden, and we talked.       She, much
about slackness of business   &c  (I s�pose as an intimation that I must�nt
expect the borrowed $20 yet.)       Left at 10 1/2, Gordon preceding
me a few minutes; Lotty going to the door & having talk with
me, on quitting.   /                           Found Waud, Mr Hart, Etting,
Dillon & Yatman at Erfords, sat awhile, and walked to the
Ferry with Mr Hart.
  18.  Monday.  Down town to breakfast. Back.   Welden called.
Out with him to Greenwich Street, he in quest of a Teutonic female
for servant.       Parted, and     I to �Times� Office .   Saw Raymond,
and gave him article.         Room and drawing in desultory, heated
sleepy, matagrabolized manner.     (Mr Hart dined with me at
Erfords)     Down town at 6.    Returning, being in Swinton�s
Room, Welden came, with tickets for Niagara Panorama; ex-
hibiting this night for first time .   So with Dillon, Mr Hart,
and Waud to Hope Chapel, to see it.     Very many views,
pretty good.        Erford�s after.
  19.  Tuesday.   Down town.  Drawing, dinner, with Swinton,
drawing again .    Down town.       Evening went to sup at Erford�s,
Waud accompanying.    Mr Hart came,  then Yatman, but the               
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