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Text for Page 030 [07-24-1853]

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Envy, � and so on.    But, �our Virtues would be proud if our
faults whipped them not, and our Vices would despair of � �
     Leaving the two in Broadway, I went to Beach Street,
and was close by the door when two persons turned back, (I had
passed them,)  & came up to me.    It was the Dods.       A few
words were exchanged & I then rang & went in.  
Gordon & good-tempered widow boarder were sitting in front parlor,
Lott & a thin legged blas�-assuming snob, (hight Luckey,) in the
back.      I told Lotty of the rencounter, and off she rushed to the
door, but in vain.         Talk awhile, and then all in the other
room, Lotty singing and playing.         Mrs K appeared, but staid
not long.      Whytal came.       Stopped till night midnight, and
at leaving out with all the men to drink, at the notion of 
Goddard.   He was half drunk, bragging of his Southern generosity
& valor &c in a manner that made me think it not unlikely
I should have to test the latter, inasmuch as I wouldn�t toady
the ass.       He told me how he & others had spent $ 200, (might as
well have lied thousands while about it,) last night or the night
before.   �Ah!� quoth Lotty admiringly  it takes a Southerner to
spend Money!�     Bah !                  I said one or two things, which
penetrated our Georgian�s skull & made him irate; thought there�d
be a row, but there wasn�t.     Finally I left �em all at Riley�s,
and went to my room.
  25.  Monday.    Drawing merrily, all the blazing, sunny
July day.         Did the two Picayune cuts in the morning, took �em
down after dinner, returned & drawing again.   Waud up once
or twice.       Evening.     At 7 Mr Hart called, together down town               
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