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ALL FOR THE BEST.

VOL. III.

LONDON

PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

NEW-STREET SQUARE

J Story of Quiet Life.

“So, He bringeth them to the haven where they would be."

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

250.6.72

LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,

SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1861.

The right of Translation is reserved.

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ALL FOR THE BEST.

CHAPTER I.

Braeton, June 29th. -Oh! how I wish these summer days were over! These long, warm, motionless, sunshiny summer days, they weary me so! In winter time, when people draw together by the fire and talk about things in a cheery sociable way, for the mere sake of keeping themselves warm, the time gets over more quickly; but sixteen long hours of light and sunshineoh! how dreary they are! Shame on me that I should complain of June beauty, but so it is.

I believe every one feels it so—at least, I mean, every one who is not thoroughly at rest. There is such an indescribable lassitude and monotony in this constant presence of nature, seeing her

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