"If people who cannot spare time from work, to play whist in the evening, would occasionally play that game or some other, they would find they could accomplish more work during the day." —Seward, February 10, 1872
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I possess a partiality for irregular houses, when you go up and down steps, out of one room into another and when you come upon more rooms when you think you have seen all there are, and where then is a bountiful provision of little halls & passages, and where you find older rooms in unexpected places with lattice windows and green growth pressing through them.