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BY

CAROLINE GRAUTOFF.

« Oh, how full of briars is this working.day world.”

As You Like It.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,

SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,

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BY

CAROLINE GRAUTOFF.

“Oh, how full of briars is this working-day world.”

As You Like It.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS, SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

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F. Shoberl, Printer to H.R.H. Prince Albert, Rupert Street.

JANET MOWBRAY.

CHAPTER I.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and he bears a

laden breast, Full of sad experience moving toward the stillness of his rest.

TENNYSON.

The rain plashed drearily on the wet pavement—it had been falling all daywhile the wind blew in broken, hollow gusts, growing louder and longer as the twilight closed in.

Walter Crauford roused himself suddenly from the musing attitude he had so long maintained, and after one glance through the dim window panes, he rose and kindled his lamp. There were not

VOL. I.

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