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Theodore Tilton "at Home."

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The dolden, Age having boen asked by person and letter what Mr. Tilton is doing, assailed that gentleman with an inquiry, and pnblished the following letter in reply, full of poetry, if we except a single hint at his troubles : 174 LlVIKOSTONB STREET. Deak. : You ask me how I spend my time. The items are these- each day's history repeating itself: 1. Out of bed at 6 o'clock iu the morning - the workingintin's hoiir. 2. A cup of ooifee and a crust of bread - nothing more; 3. Peed my sparrows at the wiudow sill of my study - those tiniest gamins of the street who flock to my window, not suspeoting that I aui a dangerous oharacter. 4. Pive solid hours at the writing desk - a fair day's work for the brain. 5. Breakfast at aoon. 6. In tbe afternoon, aceording as the weather vane of humor points, I go somewhere with Florence, or take a long walk by myself, or ruuimage ainong booka, or receive friend. 7. These sumrner eveuings are generally softened and inoltea away by Florence and her pi no - and I listen, and weep, and tbank God for my daughter. 8. The odd moments are put to use in pickiug up the threads of old sjudias where 1 threw theuu a year ago. You who know the iuterruptions incidental to a newspaper office will envy me my moruing solitude, into which no intruder dares to break exoept (just at present) a little kitten, that cliinbs up to my work-tab]e and coils herself asleep round my inkstand. Hastily yours,


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Michigan Argus