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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 142 pages of information about Barford Abbey.

All the world has something to comfort them, but your poor friend.—­Every thing wears the face of joy, till I turn my eyes inwards:—­there it is I behold the opposite;—­there it is where Grief has fix’d her abode.—­Does the fiend ever sleep?  Will she be composed by ushering in the happy prospects of others?—­Yes, I will feel, joy.—­Joy did I say?  Joy I cannot feel.—­Satisfaction then?—­Satisfaction likewise is forbid to enter.—­What then will possess my mind; on recollecting peace is restor’d, where gratitude calls for such large returns?—­I’ll pray for them;—­I’ll pray for a continuance of their felicity.—­I’ll pray, if they have future ills in store, they may light on the head of Darcey.—­Yes, he can bear more yet:—­let the load be ever so heavy, he will stoop to take up the burthen of his friends;—­such friends as Sir James and Lady Powis have been to





Well, give me the first salute of your fair bride;—­and for your bride I’ll ensure Miss Warley.—­Why there is not a symptom but is in your favour.—­She is nettled; can’t you perceive it?—­Once a studied disregard takes place, we are safe:—­nothing will hurt you now, my Lord.—­

You have been stuttering falsehoods.—­From what I can gather, you have been hushing the Baronet at the expence of your own and Miss Warley’s quiet.—­If you have, never mind it; things may not be the worse.—­Come away, I advise you; set out immediately.—­See how she looks at parting.—­But don’t distress her;—­I charge you not to distress her.—­Should you play back her own cards, I will not answer for the pride of the sex.—­

Sir James’s consent once gained, and she rejects your proposals, lay all your letters to me on the subject before her.—­I have them by me.—­These cannot fail of clearing every doubt; she will be convinced then how sincerely you have loved her.—­

You surprise me concerning Mr. Powis:—­I thought he was settled in his government for life;—­or rather, for the life of his father.—­However, I am convinced his coming over will be no bad thing for you;—­he has suffered too much from avarice, not to assist another so hardly beset.—­

Was not his settling abroad an odd affair!—­If he determined to remain single till he had an opportunity of pleasing himself, why did he leave England?—­The mortification could not be great to have his overtures refused, where they were made with such indifference.—­

As he has lived so many years a batchelor, I suppose there will be now an end to that great family.—­

What a leveller is avarice!  How does it pull down by attempting to raise?  How miserable, as Seneca says, in the desire?—­how miserable in attaining our ends?—­The same great man alledges, that as long as we are solicitous for the increase of wealth, we lose the true use of it; and spend our time in putting out, calling in, and passing our accounts, without any substantial benefit, either to the world, or to ourselves.—­

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