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A TALE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

* 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 by 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
30 absurd as indifference;-00 folly so contemptible as thoughtlessness or
levity."---PALEY.

NEW-YORK :

E. BLISS AND E. WHITE, 128 BROADWAY.

J. SEYMOUR, PRINTER.

1824

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REDWOOD,

CHAPTER XIII.

Lassie, say thou lo'est me,
Or if thou wilt na be my ain,
Say na thou'lt refuse me."

Burns.

The breakfast was soon despatched, and our travellers, after receiving many wise cautions from Mrs. Lenox, and earnest injunctions from James, mounted into an old-fashioned chaise, and commenced their journey.

We hope our romantic readers will not regret that our heroine could not be accommodated with a more poetical or dignified vehicle. They ought rather to rejoice that she did not fall upon these evil times, when, beyond a doubt, she would have been compelled to perform the journey in a onehorse wagon--a kill-devil-or, to give it its original and appropriate designation-a dearborn; so called from the illustrious author of the invention; a vehicle that commends itself so strongly to the social temper of the yankees, that it has in the interior of New-England nearly superseded the use of every other carriage drawn by one horse.

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