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AUSTIN ELLIOT.

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AUSTIN ELLIOT.

CHAPTER I.

Austin sat the long debate of Monday out; and left the House at half-past two. There was news from India, which was announced by Lord Jocelyn; and then the weary Corn-law debate began, and Sir Robert Peel, getting on his legs, spoke calmly and deliberately for four hours, explaining what had taken place in the autumn, and other matters, while Austin sat and listened as patiently as a reporter. So the next morning, instead of riding out before breakfast, he lay in bed, in a happy sleep, till eleven, dreaming, among other trifles, that Sir Robert Peel had sent Aunt Maria with a hostile message to Sir John

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