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WOMAN'S DEVOTION.

CHAPTER I.

' It is very naughty of Elmore, always making such a joke of me,” said Mimi, pouting, as she finished this long letter.

“I do not understand," said Frank, with somewhat of the haughtiness of his mother,

why, if Elmore likes Mimi, he encourages such extraordinary—"

“Elmore loves me very much indeed,” exclaimed Mimi, “and I am very proud he does, because

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A NOVEL

" I meant the day-star should not brighter ride,

Nor shed like influence from its lucent seat;

I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet,
Free from that solemn vice of greatness-Pride ;

I meant such softest virtue there should meet,
Fit in that softer bosom to abide;

Only a learned and a manly soul,
I purposed her; that should with even powers

The rock, the spindle and the shears controul
Of Destiny, and spin her own free hours."

BEN JONBOX.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

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

1855.

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WOMAN'S DEVOTION.

CHAPTER I.

“ It is very naughty of Elmore, always making such a joke of me,” said Mimi, pouting, as she finished this long letter.

“I do not understand,” said Frank, with somewhat of the haughtiness of his mother,

why, if Elmore likes Mimi, he encourages such extraordinary—”

“Elmore loves me very much indeed,” exclaimed Mimi, “and I am very proud he does, because

VOL. III.

B

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