Page images
PDF
EPUB

A TALE.

BY THE

AUTHOR OF "AMY GRANT," "TWO HOMES," &c.

"Did we but see,

When life first opened, how our journey lay
Between its earliest and its closing day;

Or view ourselves, as we one time shall be

Who strive for the high prize,—such sight would break
The youthful spirit.”—d.

VOLUME I.

OXFORD AND LONDON:

JOHN HENRY AND JAMES PARKER.

M DCCC LVIII.

249. t. 351.

AN

ገጠ

PRINTED BY MESSES. PARKER, CORN-MARKET, OXFORD.

THE death of the writer of these pages while they were passing through the press, has given them a very pathetic interest for all who knew her. A strong wish was felt to impart something of this interest to those who did not know her,to associate with the book some faint image of the bright, gentle, and beautiful character of the writer. With this view a brief sketch was prepared, but on submitting it to those with whom the decision of the matter rested, so much repugnance to its publication was expressed, that it has been withdrawn, and is to be printed for private circulation only.

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

The Cousins.-Aunt Mabel.-Prospect of a Parting.

How two young Girls put together the Puzzle of Life.

Another Cousin.-Another View of the Puzzle.

The Future.-Hopes and Doubts.-Coming out.

An Old Friend in a New Place.-First Glimpse of the World.

A new Mind.-Art versus Wealth.-Is the Problem solved?

« PreviousContinue »