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THE

INHERITANCE.

“There remains behind, not only a large harvest, but laboureps capable of gathering it in. More than one writer has of late displayed talents of this description; and if the present Author, himself a phantom, may be permitted to distinguish a brother, or perhaps a sister shadow, he would mention, in particular, the Author of the very lively work, entitled “MARRIAGE.'” Conclusion of Tales of My Landlord.

“ The author of these works is evidently a female, and as evi. dently one that has had abundant opportunities of observing society in a great variety of its walks.-Add to this a keen relish for the ridiculous—a profound veneration for the virtuousa taste in composition extremely chaste, simple, and unaffected and perhaps the literary character of this lady has been sufficiently outlined. She has much in common with the other great authoresses of her time, but she has also much to distinguish her from them. She unites the perfect purity and moral elevation of mind visible in all Miss Baillie's delightful works, with much of the same caustic vigour of satire, that has made Miss Edgeworth's pen almost as fearful as fascinating," Blackwood's Mag

THE

INHERITANCE.

BY THE AUTHOR OF MARRIAGE.

I write but of familiar stuffe,

Because my style is lowe;
I fear to wade in weightie works,
Or past my reach to rowe.

GEORGE TURBERVILLE.
Si la noblesse est vertu, elle se perd par tout ce qui n'est pas
vertueux; et si elle n'est pas vertu, c'est peu de chose.

LA BRUYERE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA:

H. C. CAREY & I. LEA, CHESNUT STREET.

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