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“ [164] eyebrows to keep it on. There was a moment when we thought we felt it going down the back of our neck, but a dexterous twitch of the left ear restored the natural order of things. Well, to show you that we were there, we'll tell you of what the Opera was composed. There was love of course, and misery, and plenty of both. The slim man married the lady in white, and then ran away with another woman. She tore her hair, and went mad. One of the stout gentlemen doubled his fists, the other spread out his hands and looked pitiful. The mad lady sang occasionally, and retained wonderful command of her voice. They all felt dreadfully, and went throa a great deal, singing all the time. The thing came right at last, but we have no room to explain how.”

In May, 1855, the paper died a natural death.

To her sister Annie

South Boston, Jan. 19, 1855.
My sweet meatest,
. . First of all you wish to know about the Bonnet, of course. I am happy to say that it is entirely successful, cheap, handsome, and becoming. Boston can show nothing like it. As to the green and lilac, I all but sleep in it. I never wear it, glory on my soul, without attracting notice. Those who don't know me, at lectures and sich, seem to say: “Good heavens, who is that lovely creature?” Those who do know me seem to be whispering to each other, “I never saw Julia Howe look so well!” So much for the green bonnet. As for the white one, since I took out the pinch behind, it fits

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