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FANNY HERVEY;

OR,

THE MOTHER’S CIOICE.

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“The common growth of mother-earth

Suffices meher tears, her mirth,

Her humblest mirth and tears..
“ These given, what more need I desire,

To stir, to soothe, or elevate ?
What nobler marvels than the mind
May in life's daily prospect find,
May find or there create ?"

WORDSWORTH.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: . CHAPMAN AND HALL, 186, STRAND.

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C. WHITING, BEAUFORT HOUSE, STRAND.

FANNY HERVEY;

ORE

THE MOTHER'S CHOICE.

CHAPTER I.

A SCENE. MR. VERNON's resolution of giving Lord Delverly a fair chance of winning Fanny's affections was still in full force next morning. For some time past he had been the first person who had entered the breakfastroom; and when Fanny, who, from her country habits, was always up an hour or two before any of the family, and generally employed that time in writing to Belton, had at last made her appearance there, he had several times playfully chidden her for being late, and depriving him of the little tête-à-tête before the seniors came down-stairs, “which,” he said, “was the legitimate privilege of the unmarried portion of every well

VOL. II.

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