Accounting for certain individual characters

Marks of abbreviation and expansion:

This day agreed with Nicholas Brown & 
   
      Compy.
      Company
   

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Special marks of punctuation:

A bird came down the 
   walk/ He did not know 
   I saw/ He bit an angleworm 
   in half/ And ate the fellow raw.
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