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A TALE.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF “ A NEW ENGLAND TALE."

" Whilst the infidel mocks at the superstitions of the vulgar, insults
over their credulous fears, their childish errors, their fantastic rites,
it does not occur to him to observe, that the most preposterous device hy
which the weakest devotee ever believed he was securing the happiness
of a future life, is more rational than unconcern about it. Upon this
subject nothing is so absurd as indifference ;-no folly so conteinptible
as thoughtlessness or levity."-

-PALEY.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

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LONDON:
JOHN MILLER, 5, NEW BRIDGE STREET,

AND

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH.

1824.

LONDON:

SHACKELL AND ARROWSMITH, JOHNSON'S COURT, FLEET-STREET.

REDWOOD.

CHAPTER X.

They're here that kens and here that disna ken,
The wimpled meaning o' your unco tale,
Whilk soon will make a noise o'er muir and dale.

Ramsay's Gentle Shepherd.

Those only who have observed the magical effect produced upon a young lady by the presence of a candidate for her favour, whom she deems it worth her efforts to obtain or retain, can have an adequate notion of the change wrought on Caroline Redwood since the arrival of the Westalls. Instead of the listless, sullen girl, who yawned away her days in discontent or apathy, she became spirited, active, and good-humoured. Even her interest in the concerns of Ellen

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