Once, as a little girl, I dined at Colonel Thorn's, and I watched him with awe and admiration as he dispensed the hospital ities of the table with his grand air. Colonel Thorn's winter house in West Sixteenth Street is now part of the New York Hos pital; and I remember being there, also, on one occasion, and still recollect the grandeur of Mrs. Thorn's appearance in a green velvet gown with diamond buttons.
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