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times, no one ever imputed to me any thing which market, it had been the custom of my grandwould have justified that lady's fear.

father and his family, for generations past, to Proud though I was, and so far like himself, attend the meetings regularly; and some years my grandfather never loved me; for I was, as before, upon his appointment as high sheriff, the people say, the image of my father, and at times, equipage and horses bearing his arms and livery when strongly excited, I spoke with the accent had made so brilliant an appearance as to be of his country. Neither with my mother was I even yet talked of in the county. Things were, ever a lavorite : neglect and unkindness, aggra- however, altered now; for the large sums bevated, perhaps, by her own unconciliating man- stowed upon his children had sadly impaired ners, had long before this separated her heart my grandfather's means, and among other re. entirely from her husband; and I was like him trenchments the races had been given up. Still, in so many ways and features, that people were for the gratification of my mother, who had a never surprised to find I was less loved than womanish pride in showing her husband the style my fair and gentle little sister. I was chidden in which English country gentlemen lived, he for faults of which I had never been warned; determined to visit Newmarket once more in motives and thoughts were attributed to me the old style. which had never entered my imagination; mis I remember the day well; it was a glorious chief and destruction were laid to my charge, morning in autumn, the leaves had begun to which I had never committed; and continual al change, and all the wealth of nature seemed lusions were made to my wild Irish voice and scattered upon the lawns, and hung on every

For awhile all this distressed me cru- golden-hued tree. The carriages came round elly, for I had a warm, fond heart, and generous to the hall-door; and with their bright panels, disposition, and I sought eagerly to exonerate or and the silver ornaments on the trappings of the justify myself. But when I found that justice-horses, the rich green liveries, spotless buckskins that cold, stern quality-was merely done me, and velvet caps of the postillions, they promised and that, if I had been wrongfully accused, it to form a brilliant addition to the scene at New. was only the principle of justice that was con market. sidered to have been outraged, not my feelings, For the first time, I felt proud of the neatness I ceased to excuse my fanlts or plead with tears and style of my mother's English home, and its for pardon, and became that most wretched thing, belongings; and, as I stood at the nursery-win. a child with a woman's will.

dow and watched the carriages sweeping along To this early mistake in my education how below, I felt more respect for my grandfather's much of the evil of my after life is owing! What prejudices, than I had ever dono before. The a desperate enemy people arm against them- effect of this impression was, that I turned round, selves when they are unjust! Once let the of picked up the books and toys I had scattered all fender feel that he is treated with injustice, and over the room, tidied the table, and went to my all the motive to repentance is gone. A man maid to request that my hair might be brushed, may have many and great faults, he may be giv- and my frock changed. How slight a thing may ing way to a sin ten times greater than the par- leave a lasting memory! a glance, a sound, has ticular one of which he is accused; but only let often awakened thoughts and resolutions which him suffer blame and punishment for one of which have endured for lite; and we can frequently he knows himself to be innocent, and all his real trace back our wisest determination to some guilt will be forgotten in angry indignation at sudden conviction wrought by a seeming trifle. the injustice. The sinner, then, in his own opin- So it was that day with me. I had seen the orion, becomes the martyr; and all reformation is der and elegance of the establishment at Ingerhopeless. How is it that people will not see dyne, the propriety of the domestics, and the unthis, and especially in children? There is no sullied neatness of all the appliances, every hour greater mistake, than to suspect and accuse a since I arrived; and at first they had only struck child of faults and motives of which you have me as formal and disagreeable, the result of a not full proof; if you make a wrong guess, you perpetual fidgeting which was the enemy of all have lost your position almost irrevocably; and gayety and freedom. Now all was altered, and if you act upon it, you have set up in the child's I looked with a strange respect upon the reguheart a memory of outrage forever.

lations which had resulted in the brilliant cortège When we had been at Ingerdyne a few months, I had been gazing upon. From that day there my father came there to visit us, and brought was a change in my habits; and, although I was with him a young brother officer, who was the far from being as sedate as other well-behaved son of an old friend of my grandfather's. Why children, I was no longer a tameless romp: inhe did so, I can not imagine; unless it was to deed, considering what I had been, the change provide, by the society of this friend, against the left me a rather discreet little person. ennui of a country residence : and if this were his object, it was certainly fully attained, for the two friends were inseparable. One of the few amusements in which my grandfather indulged

CHAPTER IV. was billiards, and his house was therefore provided with a splendid room and table dedicated During the absence of the party at Newmar. to the game. In this room my father and Cap- ket, I was fated to become acquainted with sun. tain Launceston spent many hours; and, as might dry other members of the family, of whom I had be expected, large sums were lost by each to the heard but vaguely. My mother had an only other; although, Captain Launceston being the brother, an ollicer in a hussar regiment, serving best player, his companion was most frequently in the Peninsula. He had for some time been the loser.

stationed at Gibraltar, where he met at a ball a Ingerdyne being only a few miles from New | young Spanish beauty from Madrid, with the

large black eyes and coquettish manners for before the door, and intercepting the light, a which her countrywomen are famed. He was traveling carriage, packed inside and out to a fascinated by her charms, and soon procured an perilous excess. I did not more, for I felt no introduction; but, as he could not speak a word curiosity about the circumstance, and certainly of Spanish, and she was equally ignorant of did not consider it any part of my duty to open English, one would not have thought the acqaint- the door, but when the post-boy rolled off his ance was likely to be either very long or inter- horse, and applied his whole force to the bell, I esting; but there is no accounting for the freaks rose and went forward to survey the arrivals. of Cupid, especially when he lurks amid the olive Just as I reached the entrance, the carriage groves of Spain. A few days after the ball, to door, over which were crowded heads of all the despair of the governor's niece, the horror sizes and ages, suddenly burst open, and down of the colonel's two daughters, and the disgust came what seemed in the confusion to be a of sundry other damsels, who had entertained whole nursery of children. Never in my life hopes of the eligible major and his father's prop- had I been so astonished. The screams of the erly, it was announced by the chaplain at Gov- children were soft and musical compared to ernment-house, that, with the aid of an inter- those of their mother, whose vehement gesticupreter, he had the day before married Donna lations and shrill voice, invoking the most unJosephina Leoline da Silva to Major Vere. Great intelligible mixture of saints and punishments, was the consternation caused by this intelligence. were to me perfectly terrifio. At first I stood The governor who was godfather to the bride- still, gazing panic-struck upon the scene; then groom, and upon whose staff the offender had turning round I rushed through the house screamlong been placed, was in dismay: he sent imme- ing like a little fury, until every creature in it, diately forihe culprits and the clergyman, threat- from the old cook to the fat lap-dog, came to the ened arrest and all sorts of impossibilities, storm- rescue. In the course of my frantic career I ed most furiously, and prophesied manifold evils arrived at my grandfather's dressing-room, the which were to arise from this ill-considered open windows of which looked out upon the anion; but, after all, ended in a promise that he scene of tumult; and there I stood to see the would receive the delinquents at Government- result. house, and intercede for them with Mr. Vere. Every body was now congregated in a group

Very few weeks elapsed before the major and beside the carriage, staring at the party, which his bride mutually repented their marriage. Her consisted of a tall, soldierly man; a little, fat, temper was terrific; she was jealous and des- Moorish-looking woman; a boy about four years perate to a degree of which English people have older than myself

, and very much taller; a wildno idea, and, having never learned to regulate looking girl, a little younger; another younger or control it, the life of those around her was still, and a baby in the arms of a bonne. tendered any thing but agreeable. She had taken The two girls and the baby were crying with the most violent hatred to Miss Danvers, the all their might; but the boy stood with his arms governor's niece, whom she suspected of an at- folded, looking amazed, but strange and coniachment to her husband, and in whose most com- temptuous, and as if no one there belonged to mon-place civilities she discovered sinister inten- him. The lady was exclaiming and gesticulations, of which neither her husband nor the lady ting furionsly; threatening with hands and feet, ever dreamed; the consequence of this was a very eyes and tongue, the unfortunate posi-boy, whom unpleasant coolness between the families, which she accused of the most diabolical intentions in ended in the major being compelled to resign his not having fastened the door properly; while he, stati. appointment, and change his quarters to a bewildered by her volubility, and stunned by the miserable little inland town.

noise, stared stupidly at her. This circumstance, which was necessarily re The gentleman was trying to pacify and quiet ported to my grandfather, did not assist in propi- the lady; in which praiseworthy undertaking he tiating him toward his Spanish daughter-in-law; was seconded by the French nurse, who chatand nothing but the dangerous illness of his wife tered to her mistress while she energetically -who, believing herself dying, besought his tossed the baby, greatly to the alarm and dispardon for her darling and only son—would ever comfort of the screaming child. Looking on, in have reconciled him to Major and Mrs. Vere. a state of great amazement and impatience, stood As it was, he dispatched a letter of severe re- Mrs. Reynolds, the housekeeper, who seemed proof to his son; in which, after predicting the perfectly at a loss to understand who these awful miseries certain to accrue from this act of folly, people could be; and with all her ideas of Ingerhe concluded with a cold message of forgiveness dyne propriety up in arms at this outrage upon to his daughter-in-law, and and a formal invita. the peace and quiet of the establishment. tion to Ingerdyne.

All this time, no one had the slightest idea This occurred about five years before my of who the visitors were, for most of the old mother's marriage; and there had not appeared servants were either gone with the carriages, or any prospect of a visit from my uncle, aunt, or had taken advantage of their master's unusual cousins--of whom there were four-until the day absence to indulge in a holiday, so that there of the excursion to Newmarket, when they de. was no one who recognized " Master William.” scended upon us in great force.

At last, quite tired out with his useless endeave I was sitting in the hall, reading " Robinson ors to pacity his wife, the gentleman turned to Crusoe,' and as I read pulling out unconsciously Mrs. Reynolds, and said, the hairs from the tail of a great rocking-horse "My father is not at home, I sear." against which I leaned, when I heard the sound "Sir ?'' answered she, doubting the evidence of wheels along the gravel sweep. In a moment of her own ears, after, the hall was darkened suddenly, and look "My father, Mr. Vere: I am Major Vere.” ing up to ascertain the cause, I saw drawn up “Oh, sir; I beg your pardon! I had no idea


- No, sir; Mr. Vere and all the company are In an instant every one looked up, and Mrs.
gone to Newmarket. I am sure I beg your Reynolds said, with a smile to me,
pardon, sir, for not knowing you; but I was not "It's your cousin, sir—Miss Florence Sack-
aware that you were expected. That is Mrs. ville. Miss Sackville, more properly, for she is
Vere, with ihe young ladies and gentlemen, I the eldest.”

A frown settled upon my uncle's brow as he “Yes," said the major, shortly; for he de- turned away, and, speaking to his wise in Spantected the displeased surprise of his father's serv- ish, walked with her a few steps apart. They ant in her voice. His foreign wise had evidently evidently entered into a grave consultation. made no favorable impression upon the precise My cousin, whose manners and appearance Englishwoman; and matters were not improved were those of a youth of fifteen, instead of a boy when Mrs. Vere exclaimed, vehemently, of twelve, kissed his hand to me and called out,

" Where are the servants? William! Will “If you are not shut up, cousin Florence, iam !" addressing her husband imperiously," has come down directly." your father no people to receive us properly ? This rather authoritative request had no Why does nobody come? Is dis de way you greater effect upon me than to make me open English behave?' Oh, misery! why did I ever my eyes as wide as possible, and stare with all leave my own Spain, where every body is hospit- the indignation I could muster; at which disable and good, for this country of savages ?'' play of dignity my cousin only laughed, as if and she darted a look of rage at the miserable amused, calling out, post-boy.

"Little thing, how you stare! Do you think “My dear, here are plenty of servants. This you are a woman already, and not to be tak is the housekeeper; let her show you into the such liberties with ?" house, and I will give orders about the lug I never could bear ridicule, and don't know gage.

what passionate things I might have said; for I “No, no; I will stay myself; I will trust no- felt my face and neck glowing with a sudden body here : dey are all shocking. You remem- heat, from the angry blood which rushed over ber your English servant in Spain, how he cheat them; and I knew by the boy's laugh that he you. I have not forgot him. No, no; I will saw and enjoyed it: but my uncle called to him

in an angry tone to follow him into the house, It would be difficult to describe the various and in a minute they had disappeared. looks of vexation, astonishment, and anger which For a short time the whole house seemed to come over the countenances of Major Vere, Mrs. be in confusion; the screams of the children, the Reynolds, and the boy, at this speech. There banging of doors and rushing up and down stairs, was something in its tone and manner which, struck me with a sort of angry terror, anger more than even the words, conveyed the im- that any one should dare to be so familiar in my pression of vulgarity. A Spanish lady might grandfather's house (I forgot that he was the very well be ignorant of English customs, and father and grandfather of the visitors too), and make a strange medley of the language, using terror at the noise, which seemed to me horrible. inappropriate and even offensive words, but no In about half an hour my maid, who had been lady of any country could have used such into seized upon and pressed into the service of the nations and gestures as those which accompanied newly-imported nursery, came to me, and, in Mrs. William Vere's speech.

her usual quiet way, requested me to go with My uncle made no reply; for there is such a her into the library, where my uncle wished to thing (and he knew it) as making bad worse by see me. The library was a large, old room, at interference, so, turning round, he addressed the one end of which yawned a vast chimney, in housekeeper, asking if there was company in which my grandfather was accustomed to burn the house.

huge logs of wood upon the hearth. The floor “Yes, sir. Captain and Mrs. Sackville are round the fire-place was inlaid with ornamental here, with their two children; and Captain encaustic tiles, and the fender was formed of Launceston, and Mr. and Mrs. Paget, and stone blocks standing about half a foot high,

“Captain and Mrs. Sackville! Do you mean rounded at the top and fitted into the tiles. my sister ?"

This last is a fashion I never saw except at “Yes, sir."

Ingerdyne, until lately that Mr. Pugin has inHe knitted his brow, and I heard him mutter troduced it into several houses built by him; in an oath between his closed teeth. Presently he one of which, the Palace of the Roman Catholic asked—"How long have they been here?” Bishop at Birmingham, these stone fenders are

“Mrs. Sackville has been on a visit to her in every room that I have seen. Opposite the father several months, sir; but the captain only fire-place was a noble window, occupying the arrived a fortnight since.”

whole end of the room, except a small space on At the sound of my father's name, which ap- each side, where stood high, narrow book-cases, peared familiar to her, Mrs. Vere started and nearly concealed by the heavy folds of the curexclaimed,

tains. The room was divided by two pillars “Sackveel! Sackveel! dat your sister, Will close to the walls, supporting a pole of carved Lam ???

oak, over which in cold winter nights was drawn “Yes," he answered abruptly.

a thick curtain, matching those at the window; "What she do here?. She should be in Ire- thus contracting the spacious room into a comtand. Dis not do at all."

fortable snuggery. At this moment my boy cousin, whose eyes Lounging in one of the great deep arm-chairs, had been roaming over the house, exclaimed, half-screened from the light by these curtains, pointing to me, as I stood at the window above, sat my uncle. He was alone ; and as I entered "Who's that ?"

the room he leaned forward upon a small read.

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ing table that stood by him, and looked at me. (ilarity between us, both being proud and selfThere was a cold, sarcastic smile upon his face : confident; we were, therefore, able to sym. an expression which was quite new to me; for pathize with each other in all grievances, real all with whom I had ever associated, as yet, had or fancied. But, however amicably we arranged been open and fearless, and, whatever their bad matters, others were not so fortunate. The whole passions might be, they rather gloried in, than establishment at Ingerdyne was quickly thrown disclaimed or concealed them: pride, anger, and into confusion by our new visitors; the Spanish self-confidence never being looked upon by any lady and her French bonne keeping us all, from member of our family as sins or offenses against the kitchen to the drawing-room, in a perpetual propriety. I was too young then to analyze the state of ferment, so that my poor grandfather impression which my uncle's smile made upon began, for the first time in his life, to think that me, but my instinct told me there was something the Irish were a most belied and peaceable race. wrong in it: something cold, false, and wily; And certainly he found his son-in-law, whom and although his features were perfect as to form hitherto he had so much disliked, a model of and regularity, and his tone of voice gracious and propriety and gentleness when compared with condescending, the first impulses of my heart this terrible daughter-in-law. I, too, came in were aversion and distrust. " I suppose he read for my share in the benefit accruing from this these feelings in my face, for the expression of new state of affairs; being, in comparison with his own changed, and he said:

my three youngest cousins, a very pattern of ** So you are the young lady who wished not quietness and obedience. This, however, was to be treated as a child just now: the height de- a state of things too dangerous to the interests ceived me; I expected to see a girl of sixteen at of the major and his wife, to be allowed to conleast, and not a baby. Come here, and let me tinue, without an effort on their part to alter it. see if you are as high as the table;" and he My uncle was wary and clever, and, knowing laughed sardonically,

his father's prejudices, was always contriving I was a very tall child of my age, and not a that my father and I should offend them in some little proud of it; to be treated in this contempt- way or other. Upon looking back to this period, dous way, therefore, was more than I could bear I must acknowledge that his management showpatiently. I felt my color come and go, and my ed considerable talent; for, although there were breath quicken as I stood still where I had first times when we could not help seeing whose entered.

specious words had led us into error, still they "Don't you know what I say? don't you un- had been so craftily spoken, that it was impossiderstand Eoglish ?” he asked, sharply. ble to fix an evil intention upon the speaker.

I was silent. Many men would have taken Between us all, my poor grandfather was in this for shyness, and have given up the task of a most wretched state. Distracted by the voltrying to make me speak; but not so did Major ubility of Mrs. William Vere's broken English, Vere: he knew that I was not frightened-that in which she constantly attacked him for some no babyish coyness kept me silent, but that the imaginary wrong inflicted by somebody; apinstinct of the child had answered to the pene- pealed to by his son-in-law-quietly, certainly, tration and worldly knowledge of the man, and but sometimes upon very irritating occasions ; that in my eyes he was an object to be shunned. annoyed by the crying and refractory children, From this day to that of his death, we never who invaded all parts of the hitherto peaceable changed our opinions of each other; and, with house and grounds; and wearied by the perpetual out attributing to him any greater sin than an discord, he looked harassed and care-worn enough intense hatred, I do believe that he would have to attract even my attention. One day, after an. rejoiced exceedingly to hear of my death. This other of the recriminatory and bitter“ explanamay seem an exaggerated feeling to attribute to tions” between my father and my uncle, which any man against a child, toward whom aversion had been as usual referred to my grandfather, would generally be shown by utter indifference; and in which, as usual, Major Vere bad managed but to a man who goes on his way deceiving, to appear the aggrieved conciliator, Philip said there is something in the calm gaze of a child, to me: and in its fresh and clear perceptions, that ha “Flor., there is something wrong going on, rasses and bewilders him.

I'm sure.

My father is deceiving Mr. Vere." While my uncle was thus questioning me, the I looked at him, not in doubt or astonishment, door opened, and my cousin Philip entered, who, but in acquiescence; for my dislike to my uncle coming up to the table, fixed his eyes upon me had increased until it had become nearly hatred, with a look of puzzled interest. He did not and I simply answered : speak for some time, but at last he said in an

" Yes." under tone, and as if unconsciously :

"I know it, Flor., and I'll tell you why it is; " Poor Flor.!"

for I can trust you, though you are girl, and I There was something in the tone so genuine hate all these cunning underhand ways.' that my heart melted, and the tears I had been I sat down upon the grass where we were repressing crowded into my eyes. Philip saw walking, and prepared to listen. it, and soon created a diversion in my favor by “You know, Flor., that I never lived at home opsetting a large vase of flowers, the water in till a few months ago. My father's godfather, which deluged his father's feet, and completely old Sir Hugh Danvers, was mine, too, and took drew off his attention from me.

me as soon as I was born. While I was with him, I was as happy as the day was long-I

wish I was there now," and the boy heaved å CHAPTER V.

sigh. “Well, all that time, I scarcely ever saw In a very short time Philip and I were close my mother, for

we were at Government-house, friends; for in one thing there was a great sim- and she was going about from place to place;

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but my father often came, and I heard the offi- to pack up your clothes, for you must go tocers and Sir Hugh say, every time he arrived, morrow; and when he has done so bid him come how he was changed for the worse, and that he to me.' Well, that horrible to-morrow came, had become as cunning as his Spanish wife. I and I went: but, Flor., if I thought I should did not think much of this then, because I never never go back to Sir Hugh, but live in this way all thought I should leave Sir Hugh, and I did not my life, I should either do some dreadful thing to much care for people I was not likely ever to somebody else, or kill myself—I know I should," live with.”

and the boy sprang up and leaned against the I remember when Philip said this, that a kind acacia-tree which spread its canopy above us, of odd sensation came over me, as if it was and breathed hard, as if wrestling with himself. wrong; but as I could not have defined it, nor I was too frightened to speak, for such calm, pointed out where the error lay, I remained si- deep passion I had never seen before, and I could lent. He continued :

do nothing but wonder. At last, after several “Well, three months before we came here, minutes' silence, he continued : I was finishing my drill lesson, when Sir Hugh “In a few days I got home. All the way I sent for me. I found him in his study reading had been wondering what it would be like, bat a letter, and looking very unhappy. Phil.,” he when I saw it!-Flor., it's bad enough here, said, 'you are about to leave me your father is with all this quarreling and plotting, but it is going to England on leave, and has sent for heaven compared with our home abroad. It you. I was frightened, and cried, “No, no; I was a great house full of dirty little rooms halfcan't go-don't let me go.' 'I can not help it, furnished. Every thing was soiled, torn or Phil.,' he said ; ‘your father has a right to you, broken; nothing was clean, or in its place; our and I have none : you must go.' Oh, how I cried, meals were as untidy and irregular as if we had Flor. I don't think you or any body else ever been on a march, and nobody ever seemed to saw me cry before or since, but I cried then know whose place it was to do even the comdreadfully, and Sir Hugh walked about the room monest things. No servant that was good for almost as miserable as I was. At last he came any thing ever staid, because the house was and sat down again by me, and said, 'Be a man, like a Babel. One day we were half-famished, Phil. I am glad to see you love me so much; for some whim of my mother's, and the next, but you must not cry like a girl. Cheer up, there was waste enough to have kept the village. and listen to me: you are my godson, and I love Sometimes my mother would storm at my father you better than any body on earth, except my until he went out of the house in a rage; and a niece; so, some day, if I live, you shall come few hours after she would be petting and fondling back to me. But mind, Phil., it must be as you him as if he were a baby. We were never at

I will have no cunning, artful, ungentle- peace; always either in fire or frost. But al manly tricks: no saying one thing and meaning this would have been bearable, if it had not been another; no making a thing look like truth that for the false things my mother used to say of Sir is not truth. Keep an honest soldier's heart, Hugh, and the way in which she spoke of combrave and true. You will, I sear, see a great ing here. Something–I can't tell what-that deal which I hope you will shun; but I must not my father was told at the reading-rooms, decided tell you what. If you are the proud-hearted boy him to come to England; and, I am sure, from I think you, you will scorn deceit and hate a lie; what I have heard lately, that something wrong and if you are not, I shall find it out when you is going on, and my grandfather is being deceived. come back, and with me then you shall not stay. I know that your family were not expected to be Your grandfather is my oldest friend, and his found here, and I think that has something to do family one of the most ancient in England; take with the plan that is forming now, and which I care that you bring no disgrace upon it. You do believe is to get my grandfather to leave all are the eldest son of his eldest son, and the honor his property to us. It is to further this scheme of the whole race is in your keeping; you have that your father is so often misled. I am sure no right to blemish it by a single unworthy deed of it, and it makes me miserable. This must or thought. That which is given to you entire, be what Sir Hugh meant when he told me I must be returned unblemished. And now I must should see things done that he hoped I would speak to you about the great enemy of mankind avoid : and I will avoid them; for somehow or -money. It is the root of all evil; and the un-other, I will find out the plot and defeat it, if I due love and striving for it, leads men into greater can. People think I am a child, but Sir Hugh infamy than any other invention of the arch-fiend. was right; living with men, makes me a man, But with you this need never be a temptation. and I never feel like a child, except when I am Be economical, at the same time that you are with you, Flor. And if it were not for you I liberal, and gentlemanly in your pursuits and would not stay a week longer: I would write to habits; and send to me freely whenever you Sir Hugh, and tell him what I think, and he want money. I shall never think you require would send for me, I know; but I like you, Flor., too much, if you obey these cautions. I speak and I will not go if I can help it.”. to you as I would to a young man, Phil., because, This conversation is as strongly impressed up though you are but a child in years, you have all on my memory, as if it had only taken place those years lived among men, and ought to have yesterday; and if I were there, I could point out more than a child's intelligence; therefore as I the very spot, and the trees and shrubs upon treat you, so I expect you to behave. Here is which my eyes often turned while these words a pocket-book, you will find in it more money were spoken by Philip. Those objects have been than you have ever had before. I shall be glad connected in my thoughts with the words ever if you send me an account of how you spend it; since, and when I see them, I recollect every but do as you please : I do not insist upon it, syllable, look, and tone ; no wonder, then, that only I should like it. Now go and tell Harris I can repeat them perfectly.

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