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AND THE

BARONET'S DAUGHTERS.

BY MRS. GREY,

AUTHOR OF "THE YOUNG PRIMA DONNA," AND "THE DUKE.”

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1841.

292.

THE LITTLE WIFE.

"Oh I she's a winsome wee thing,
She's a handsome wee thing;
Oh! she's a bonny wee thing,
This sweet wee wife of mine."

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THE LITTLE WIFE.

CHAPTER I.

“ As years past on, how fair the stripling grew;

All that was lovely in his face was seen; His stature tall, his brow of Parian hue,

And bright and noble was his infant mien; A more endearing thing scarce lived, I ween,

For in his soul the pure affections shone; High talents, e'en with modest pride serene,

While truth and dauntless courage were his own."

“My dear lord, I am truly sensible of your kindness—your never-failing consideration of me and mine; and you must not deem me ungrateful, if I hesitate in accepting the offer you

VOL. I.

B

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