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1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 15:38 GMT (UK) »
Any help with the xxx here much appreciated.

either returning to office or reading. Had small talk with Mr Bowker last night & with sundry & divers country people, old man next door comes & talks now & then but conversation difficult as he is most terribly deaf. Read Spectator at Breakfast this morning. Noticed idea how important mental qualities were in a women in addition to her beauty, to permanently please, story of LŠtitia & Daphne. Miltons description of beautiful Eve, begins not to

The folks here are brightening my transcription from dark uncertainty to wonder. Thanks.

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 February 18 16:05 GMT (UK) »
  So   permanently please/pleasant

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 February 18 16:11 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering if it is To rather than So. To permanently please  sounds better!

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 February 18 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Noted idea how important mental qualities were in a woman to the spectator, her beauty,

I don't see the words marked in red in the text  :-\
I see:
'Noted idea how important mental qualities were in a women in addition to her beauty' ('in addition to' having been inserted between the lines of the original text)

The word 'spectator' only occurs in the previous line  :-\
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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 February 18 16:19 GMT (UK) »
That is splendid Gadget. I had misread the l of 'please' so was stuck. It really reflects The Spectator tone.
I shall amend the script above 'to permanently please'

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 February 18 16:22 GMT (UK) »
Noted idea how important mental qualities were in a woman to the spectator, her beauty,

I don't see the words in red in the text at all.
I see:
Noted idea how important mental qualities were in a women in addition to her beauty' ('in addition to' having been inserted in the original text)

I agree with JenB on this - though I think it's Noticed rather than Noted.
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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 February 18 16:24 GMT (UK) »
I think it's Noticed rather than Noted.

Yes, you're right  :)
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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 February 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Jen B and arthurk that is so kind.
Apologies for my clumsy misreads.
I'm pleased to amend to
'Noticed idea how important mental qualities were in a women in addition to'

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 February 18 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Do you think the section starting 'had small talk with Mr Bowker last night.....'   should carry on to say 'and with Lundy and discuss county people'

As if Lundy is another person present. It doesn't seem to make sense if the word is Sunday.

Also it looks more like 'county' than 'country'.

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