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OR, THE

MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS.

A TALE OF FASHIONABLE LIFE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III,

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR GEO. B. WHITTAKER,

AVE MARIA LANE.

MDCCCXXV.

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HUSBAND HUNTING;

OR,

THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS

CHAPTER I.

Of comfort no man speak;
Let's talk of graves, of worms, of epitaphs ;
Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth;
Let's choose executors, and talk of wills.

Shakspeare.

THE story of the locket was simply told. It had been found by the peasant in the cottage to which Velasquez had been carried by Vaughan, Leonora had kept it, in the idea that it belonged to the stranger to whom her husband was indebted for the preservation of his life ; and as a means of discovering one

VOL. III.

B

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