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ERSILIA.

VOL. III.

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« O fearful meditation ! where, alack,

Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid ?
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back ?

Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid ?
O none, unless this miracle have might,
That in black ink my love may still shine bright.”

SHAKESPEARE.

IN THREE VOLUMES. K

VOL. III.

LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1876.
All rights reserved.

251, d. 87.

ERSILIA.

CHAPTER I.

MRS. GREY PAYS A VISIT.

TT would not be easy to give any definite 1 account of the weeks that followed. How Mr. Fleming lived through them, I hardly know; something of energy, perhaps, aroused by the very weight of the blow came to sustain him—as a man will put forth his whole strength to gain breathing space beneath the heavy fallen stone that would otherwise crush the life out of him. And yet it was hardly energy,

VOL. III.

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