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ciitnrtrtr iwroucutsii rirtrsir noairnnrta.
Ntutnno one llundred and Ptlrlyrlltred East
Fourteenth street, at the date or the ollcning nt tlits
veraeioua and eventlul nurrativo, was reepcettully
dedicated to about five-nutlrlwcnly genteel and
econoritleol boarders by air. Peter van Dossler an
his, to hint, iuleresling and ainiuole oonaort.
r. v rt IL. when t- tinder tlto iiidnenee," wished
it to be very distineily understood that he was the
ante Iurviving rnulo representative or a long line oi
illustrious Kuiekerbnckcrs, who had gradually but
aueosssrully alienated the estates, until. growing
srnullerhy degrees and bsoutiluliylesti, not so much
loud as would son to “had a ldrk" remained to
the indignant and irato retar,
The cessian ot lranliuttntt would appear to hove
had some indirect lnuueuoa upon hia torlunea. and
While he revered the memory or Peter stnyveaant
and hie wooden leg, he was unapnring in tall-
tates with names in which the tarrttliar H darn " rang
out in lenrlul and denllnuinmry tlisliilclnena.
ltr. van was I thin, lathy man, very supple about
the joints, which seemed nl though simply cori-
uected by wires or gniur-striitga, and he could told
hie arms or entwine his legs in so dexterons a man-
ner, as occasionally to cause them almost to disap-
it is reported ol the good st. Denis that he was in
the habit nt carrying his head heneuth his sun; and,
Irom the laxity 0! me vtrtehrm of Peter Yhn Dosa-
ler, one would he led to imagine that gentleman
perlonriing a similar leat without its being itny very
particular trouble to him.
In early years, in the wild nuah of wanton youth,
van Dosslerqttitted the parenlhl root tor the pur-
pose a 'ng o the attractions or s traveling-
circus in the capacity oljesler. You would never
admit he had been a clown; and whether the rich
hut corma‘tl'e cemplexians laid on at that particular
period in furtherance or his professional avoeations
laitd sllrlveled up his skin, or that the l-lllmemlls joke:
whereathe had been compelled to laugh hirnselt, had
crackled Lia clteel-is. lle know not, but his sillemn
visage resembled a wrinkled pear oi last year'araiii-
' g whlch had tailed to ripen, while his lips were
epreod about his chin in a very tnysteriona and per.
Mr. "an Dosaler’s cranium was surmounted by I
sort or trinrnphal arch, composed or two vriepa oi
blazing red hair, drawn up trons remote reoeaaes at
huts. us ttussuttds tiouttamu-tloi:ti:.-" in us: 1-lhttt
the luck of his head and gracefully united over his
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bald crown, in rt hulleitllly woven lrllevlnvefa knot,
tito tender Itntitliworlr of lllrir.l'an ll. [lie eyes was
tained about on much exprt-saion no tlioiie oi -
biliotia hag. hut hia wiult tiilll rriaitireeletl the alien-
donment oitlio ring, and hit leer the viviacity at e
ue seemed to be In overyhridyht way until dinner-
tirno, when he was told oil to carve at a lonir,leuii,
liuitgry-looking rtidolinnrd, adorned with a raw or
empty pielrle-hottiee, a dennyed oi-erotic, and ti
r ten-urn. llere o ex clown was in his glory,
grimot-log, playing triolas with tho lritivt-s, swallow-
ing the lorlta, cutting alicta tor the hungry hoerders
aothirt no to rte! all ellorbl at capture tit deiiance,
diatorting his lentures in imitation ot the late Mr.
lirinoultli, and lit-rlorming vtlrinlls other aitd equal]
dirertiiig prarins, to tho extluinlle ight oi the
morejuvenile ol tho inalo boarders. who regarded
hint as B wondertul lillmullon to the eitttthlislimeiit.
The bonrlltra liked hlmi Illil. 1lll’rIllri1t'LIlc1tt, Mrs.
Von Dossier on more than one occiieion gave nsyltiizi
to the green-eyed nlnuslbr. Yes, alto win jealous or
her titcetious lord, and all lomtltnrlty with the ladies
the estahlishriient uitder forty-live. wits lorbidden
undcrtlio reverent penalties.
This worthy and t-irttioua female was a very dig-
nified pcrson, pnssetlded oi poitderotta presence,
which was rondcrcd somewhat top-lteovy by the
size of a very [tmjectitlg llonttn note. and a rero-
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ciolls-looltiiig set on lnlse teeth, that Hmpllcrl in a
audden and alarming nianitor at unexpected ruo.
ments, and w ‘ch w to her eonritertarice traa in
repose, lropt rnlllitlg together like enameled canta-
neia. She irostiat nmrho ehin ilownwnrd,Antlhtitl
she been laid upon, her baclt or hercllesl, the opera-
tion teehniealiy iinotvn 8! “ironillg"conli! have
been an deltly perrorrned. or upon Ilia moslevell and
Ht-r ntanriera were stupendous, her language be-
wllderillg and awe-ins "ring. words, the iorrnaiion
or which would have produecd artircuinr,-.r.i the
hrtin in ordinary niortahnoowed rroni behind the
artiileial teeth in an uninterrupted stream. and it
new and then she did happen to displace them. or
that in their exit. they tell tool or each other in a
struggle tor independence, it became a tunslo oi
giants, a veritable war of itana.
Three daughters were the pledges which this re-
niarl.-able lady had presented to the Knicker-
hoclter, each or whorn. nnhapplly Icr therrt.-elven.
inherited the ponrlerausclaaeiczlnosev clytetnnostra
a ' none or your Tallies, or
tllnssies, or snsieii-cleopatrit, and llntigono-tho
youngest dnughter or the house, who was in that
ttata ot all arms and legA,llke 8 young dunkey,
widen bsspeahs the overgrown roles or ionrieen.
lira. van liosaler ran the eslabllsllment in litilttiit,
who travels mochly upon our terryboata, nautieally
rtiirritn iwvitli, I133 hsl.aroxlu'.‘s nar axn-ttiuclors ul;an;xv=! ctiu.ii iitt iitt-r St‘ALI'ED ttta-outrun-in: nxit HAIR
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