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another would call boasting.

If I can keep up the interest I remain - and I give it one more year of trial - I can say that the prospects are very bright - and the two years that I have been away - though two thirds of that time I was not strong enough to work, have made a wonderful change to my position in this country from one man I have commissions for five portraits if I will come back here next year to paint them - for various reasons they can't be painted now. My illness 

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