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LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,
SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1856.

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TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

COLONEL AND LADY LOUISA TIGHE

This Work

WITH

SENTIMENTS OF RESPECT AND GRATITUDE

IS INSCRIBED.

OUR OWN STORY.

CHAPTER I.

THERE is, I suppose, in all minds, some memory of the first sense of existence; of a mornent beyond which there is no knowledge whatever of oneself, and even after which there is perhaps another blank in memory. .

In my own case that first sense of existence reaches to a date so early in life, that the memory comes only as a streak of light, revealing a picture in a dark place which the next instant conceals.

That momentary glimpse shews me a little child sitting somewhere on a stone step, with a white frock turned over her head to screen it from the sun, and her lap is full of wild flowers.

VOL. I.

B

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