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Text for Page 186 [04-16-1859]

  Turned out for some beer, met Wilbour and
took him to Howells.   Nobody there whom I knew.    A
fine clear night; past 12, an alarm of fire and the
engine-companies tearing down Broadway.
  17.  Sunday.  With Haney and Jack Edwards re-
peating our last Sunday�s ramble.  A lovely day, cool,
clear, and for the most part, sunny.   Catching small
fish &c for aquarium.   Returned by 5 1/2.   I to Cha-
pin�s in the evening; Jack there, also.   Home with him
afterwards.   Haney and Cahill there.        A funny
little bit of slander told by the latter, privately to the
former of �Mrs� Allie Eytinge�s getting-off.   She attri-
butes Haney�s breaking-off of intimacy with her to her
having refused his offer of marriage!  This she has
told to the Thomsons.       Sol and Allie live miserably
together, now, as is inevitable.   They can retain no
intimates.  Which is also the lot of �Fanny Fern.�  In-
deed, the natures of the two ^|women| are intrinsically the same,
but the one is the more overpoweringly selfish.   Allie,
I learn, has six sisters � all in the same road.   Their
father was a butcher.  This accounts for Josey�s gla-
ring Boweryisms.           A lie in the instinctive resort
of a weak and selfish nature, in women.  I don�t think
it would enter my head, the possibility of lying about a
man, let me detest him ever so much.    All low women
are prone to unveracity.
  18.  Monday.  Down town, hither and thither, Omni-
bus, Pic, Post Offices &c.   Tried to find Mr Edwards� the               
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