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up to town from Eynsham.
  23.  Monday.  Letter from Hannah.    A City stroll,
calling at Artillery Lane, on the Williams�.    She, with her baby sat
in the bar parlor, he there also, with coat off.       The Barth�s are
removing to Hounslow, Mr B having taken chambers for his business
at 46 Regent Street.       The Walems also think of changing their
residence, letting their house �furnished� for the summer.     Stopt half
an hour, then returned.                    Minnie and �Tilly� at our place to
tea, and during the evening.
  24. Tuesday.  Reading.  Wrote to Hannah.  And as requested
  by an invitation from Henry Heylyn, went
to Acre Lane this evening, to a musical party.  Some dozen persons of
either sex, performances on the organ, the piano forte, the latter
being occasionally accompanied by flute and violincello.  The music
selected, was classic, names of Handel, Mendelsohn, Beethoven
&c, appearing in the written programme.     Heylyn himself played finely
on the organ, (which is an exceedingly handsome instrument, colored Owen
Jones fashion,) but his friend, organist to a chapel in the neighbourhood
excelled him.  A Lady played also.  A small boy seated in a chair
pumped at the instrument for the benefit of the performers. None
of the ladies were very young, caps predominating; the men were social
and unaffected, and altogether the business was pleasurable.  Mrs
Heylyn told me that Edward had recently had 150 [pounds] from her, and
spoke of �setting up in business in New York!           Supper, and cer-
tain national tunes ended the entertainment at 12.    I�m inclined
to like this brother of Heylyn�s albeit he makes jerking nasal interjections.
The fellow has gentle tastes, loves his mother, his organ, and cultivates               
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