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GRACE HAMILTON'S SCHOOL-DAYS ;” “HEART'S EASE IN

THE HOUSE;" "KINGSDOWN LODGE,” ETC. ETC.

“ To soothe thy sickness, watch thy health ;

Partake, but never waste thy wealth,
Or stand with smiles unmurmuring by,
And lighten half thy poverty ;
Do all but close thy dying eye,
That, may I never live to try;
To this alone my thoughts aspire,

ore can I give, or thou require?”

A NEW EDITION.

LONDON:
THICKBROOM BROTHERS,

31, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLIX.

249.6.1895

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THE

WIFE'S

TRIALS

CHAPTER I.

LILIAN GREY.

“I leave thee, sister! We have played

Through many a joyous hour,
When the silvery green of the olive shade

Hung dim o'er fount and bower!
Yes! thou and I, by stream, by shore,

In song, in prayer, in sleep,
Have been as we may be no more.

Kind sister ! let me weep."-MRS, HEMANS.

Tais day week!” said Lilian Grey, as she sat with her sister at their chamber-window, watching the last hues of sunset fade from the wavy hills that almost encircled the quiet little town of Kirby-Brough ; "this day week, at this time, I shall be far, far away.".

Elizabeth sighed, and tried to thread her needle in the faint light that still radiated from the glowing west; but she made no reply. Lilian went on: “It seems so strange, Elizabeth, to think that after next Tuesday Kirby-Brough will never be my home again. That Sundays will come, and the bells will ring, and I shall not be sitting between you and Eleanor, where I have sat ever since I first went to church. And then the summer--the long, sultry, July days, when I always

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