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MARRIAGE,

A NOVEL.

•• Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions; the greater part of
©ur time passes in compliance with necessities—in the performance of
daily duties—in the removal of small inconveniencie^—in the procurement
of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main stream of life
glides on smoothly, or is ruffled by small or frequent interruption."

Johnson.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

EDINBURGH;

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

1818.

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MARRIAGE.

CHAPTER I.

"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 BttUYEIlE.

"Pray put on your Lennox face this morning, Mary," said Lady Emily one day to her cousin, "for I want you to go and pay a funeral visit with me to a distant relation, but unhappily a near neighbour of ours, who has lately lost her husband. Lady

VOL. III. B

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