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Text for Page 178 [10-06-1850]

              ed the upper hand over that unfortunate man.   How they drank his wine
concerning which he was at great pains to have it generally believed that the
bottles containing it were empty ones.  How they filled them with beer, tea
and other dissimilarities.       How Master Will goes to the Office but when
he likes and thats not often, and how, after any lengthened absence, (such
as that of a month or so), he ringeth the bell furiously and belloweth as an
injured individual, growling greatly.   How when Danthorne goeth into the
country as is still his want, clerks and pupils close the office for some weeks.
How a telegraphic bit of paper in the window signalleth what they wish 
to communicate with �pals� outside; for the purpose of the availability of
boxing, drinking &c.   How another pupil hath had his articles cancelled,
and how his father �pensioned him off� inasmuch as he must needs keep as
mistress a bargee�s daughter.	            Of this same brother of Danthorn�s
pupil; how he had been at work on divers panoramas.  How he had
walked from Oxford to London with three halfpence in pocket.   Lastly how
he was here in New York with two dollars, and mightily confident at
that.             The characteristics of this Rising generation are unbounded
Impudence, perfect irrespect of every thing human or dwarf (,especially
such antiquated notions as parental authority &c), and actual extreme
smartness and able-to-take-care-of-oneself-itiveness.               Gave him
supper; out with him, called at Holts; left him at Liberty Street.
At Mr Richardsons new place.   He, his wife, Mr Hart, Dillon
and Mr and Mrs Lacooney, two Holtein boarders, the latter a
very handsome, dark haired Americaine.   Talk, comic and otherwise,               
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