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A NOVEL

« Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions; the greater part of
our time passes in compliance with necessities-in the performance of
daily duties in the removal of small inconveniencies in the procurement
of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main stream of
lite glides on smoothly, or is ruffled by small and frequent interruption.'

Johnson,

IN THREE VOLUMES.

SECOND EDITION.

VOL. III.

EDINBURGH:
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, PRINCE'S-STREET ;
AND JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET, LONDON.

Webster

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MARRIAGE.

CHAPTER 1.

't Les douleurs muettes et stupides sont hors d'usage ; on pleure,

on récite, on répète, on est si touchée de la mort de son mari, qu'on n'en oublie pas la moindre circonstance.”

LA BRUYERE.

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“ Pray put on your Lennox face this morning, Mary," said Lady Emily one day to her cousin, “for I want

“ for I want you to go and pay a funereal visit with me to a distant relation, but unhappily a near neighbour of ours, who has lately lost her husband. Lady Juliana and Adelaide ought to go, but they won't, so you and I must celebrate, as we

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