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Riches, pleasant as they are, do not always give
unmingled satisfaction. This truth was sensibly
felt by Mr. Delville, a gentleman of easy fortune
in the north of England, who had recently become
heir to a rich relation in Spain. A large portion
of his new property being invested in commercial
speculations in that country, it was requisite to
examine his concerns upon the spot, and in per-

Attached to his home and his connexions,
the idea of leaving them for an indefinite period
was unpleasant to him; and he more than once
regretted his good fortune.



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