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July 11
It is the most difficult thing in the world to be on intimate terms with everyone & not have some misunderstanding suddenly confront one.

It's all very well to talk about the beauties of being "frank."  art is more useful & gracious.

The misunderstanding always involves something about which ones mouth is sealed.

July 13th
One never can do during the day as much as was planned --

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mood & mailed the letter to G.C. I had written the day before, on my way to the train going to call on Cora Neal in Lynn.

Dreaded the call like few. Tried to think of something to say but my mind would drop back on to G.C. for all my pains.

Cora a sweet little girl with a pretty face & smiling mouth. I tried to think of her as a sister, but couldn't make it. She will certainly not bother Harry with aspirations, contentment being her strong point. I should say. She was a little embarassed at my visit & found it dratfully difficult to walk across the room. Assurance is a queer thing! Why shouldn't a illiterate person have as much allowance as any one else.

Cora is very sweet indeed. I couldn't seem to talk with much benefit to either of us however.

Evening Trio of Bach's two violins & piano. 

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