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[170] to St. Louis, where Chev left us and went to Kansas, and Fwotty and I boated it back here and went to a hotel, and the William Greenes they came and took us, and that's all for the present....

To the same

Garret Platform, Lawton's Valley, July 13, 1857.
... Charlotte Bronte is deeply interesting, but I think she and I would not have liked each other, while still I see points of resemblance — many indeed -between us. Her life, on the whole, a very serious and instructive page in literary history. God rest her! she was as faithful and earnest as she was clever --she suffered much.

... Theodore Parker and wife came here last night, to stay a week if they like it (have just had a fight with a bumble-bee, in avoiding which I banged my head considerably against a door, in the narrow limits of my garret platform); so you see I am still a few squashes ( “some pumpkins” is vulgar, and I is n't) ..

To her sisters

South Boston, April 4, 1858.
.. I am perfectly worn out in mind, body and estate. The Fair 1 lasted five days and five evenings. I was there every day, and nearly all day, and at the end of it I dropped like a dead person. Never did I experience such fatigue — the crowd of faces, the bad

1 This Fair was got up by Mr. Robert C. Winthrop for the benefit of the poor.

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