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London : R. CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD STREET HILL

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AUTHOR OF
“MoDERN ACCOMPLISHMENTS,” “HolidAY House,” “SIR EDWARD GRAHAM,”
“JANE BOUVERIE,” “THE JournEy of LIFE,” ETC.

“If authors must write, they had better compose
Their stories too marvellous almost for prose;
Add some incidents, too, which are strange above measure.”
Bath Guide.

IN THREE WOLUMES.
WOL. II.

LONDON :
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

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LADY EDITH continued to hear occasionally from Lady Stratharden, and every letter plunged her into a deeper gloom respecting Allan, which she did not attempt to conceal from Beatrice, so acutely a sharer in all her sorrow and suspense on his account. It was evident how severely the young girl felt a cessation of all intercourse with the only companion of her childhood, and the dearest object of her affections. Little as she had hoped that circumstances could admit of their union,-and she had schooled her mind into not even wishing it, still she had never contemplated a sudden termination to their brother-and-sister friendship, which involved a separation for time and eternity of every hope and of every feeling. Now she saw a dark gulf unexpectedly opened between them, that seemed widening every day, and many a tear, as well as many a prayer, testified in secret to the WOL. II. B

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