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BY MARIA REGINA ROCHE,
AUTHOR OF THE CHILDREN Of THE ABBEY, MAID OF
"Thou com'st in such a questionable shape,
. - • • SHAKSPEARI.
PUBLISHED BY JOHN CONRAD, & CO. NO. SO, CHESNU1
H. MAXWELL, PRINTER.
"Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for pow'r
IN a little hamlet called Wyefield, situated between Chester and Holywell, and about two miles from the great road, there lived, many years ago, a curate, of the name of Greville, whose memory is loved and venerated by all who had the happiness of knowing him: like the good pastor so beautifully described in Goldsmith's Deserted Village, he was, though "not passing rich," dear to all the country round, from his "unaffected sanctity" and simplicity of manners.
He practised what he preached; and though a narrow income sometimes compelled him to bound his charities, his benevolence knew no limitations. With cheerful alacrity he visited the sick and the afflicted, administering to their wants, and calm,