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MARRIAGE,

A NOVEL

Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions ; the greater part of
our time passes in compliance with necessities in the performance of
daily duties in the removal of small inconveniencies in the procurement
of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main stream of life
glides op smoothly, or is ruffled by small or frequent interruption."

Johnson.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

EDINBURGH;

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, PRINCE'S-STREET:

AND JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET, LONDON.

1818.

27 FEB 1947

GRAB

MARRIAGE.

CHAPTER I.

« Les douleurs muettes et stupides sont hors d'usage ; on pleure, on récite, on répète, on est si touchée de la mort de son mari, qu'on n'en oublie pas la moindre circonstance."

LA BRUYERE.

“ Pray put on your Lennox face this morning, Mary,” said Lady Emily one day to her cousin, “ for I want you to go and pay a funeral visit with me to a distant relation, but unhappily a near neighbour of ours, who has lately lost her husband. Lady

VOL. III.

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