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THE

А

NOVEL,

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

BY

MISS JANE PORTER,
AUTHOR OF THADDEUS OF WARSAW, SIDNEY'S APHORISMS,

AND THE SCOTTISH CHIEFS.

I will confess the ambitious projects which I once had,
are dead within me. After having seen the parts which fools
play upon the great stage; a few books, and a few friends,
are what I shall seek to finish my days with.

TWEDDELL,

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

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THE

PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE,

CHAP. I.

THE first

first thought that occurred to Louis next day, was a wish to enquire at the door of the Bavarian Palace, after the health of its noble inmates. The frank and ardent gratitude of the illustrious widow, had interested his feelings; and, adding to this, the undescribable attaching quality which lies in an obligation, such as that he had conferred on the Electress, seemed to draw him towards her with an irresistible attraction. Bene. fits and gratefulness, when interchanged by generous natures, are bonds, garlanded in paradise. They draw, by invisible

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