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A Mother's Advice-Trials for a young Lady-Ancient Lovers
---The Mother a Wife_Grandmamma-Genteel Economy, Frederick, a young Collegian-Grandmamma dies Retreat with Biddy-Comforts of the Poor Return Home Death of the Husband-Nervous Disorders Conversion-Frederick a Teacher-Retreat to Sidmouth Self-examination—The Mother dies—Frederick a Soldier-Retirement with a Friend Their Happiness how interrupted—Frederick an Actor - Is dismissed and supported. A last Adventure.
TALES OF THE HALL.
THE MAID'S STORY.
THREE days remain'd their friend, and then again The Brothers left, themselves to entertain ; When spake the younger—" It would please me well “ To hear thy spinster-friend her story tell; “ And our attention would be nobly paid “ Thus to compare the Bachelor and Maid.”
“ Frank as she is,” replied the Squire, nor one “ Is more disposed to show what she has done “ With time, or time with her; yet all her care “ And every trial she might not declare “ To one a stranger; but to me, her friend, “ She has the story of those trials penn'd; “ These shalt thou hear, for well the maid I know, “ And will her efforts and her conquests show.
“ Jacques is abroad, and we alone shall dine,
Question like this, till I can judge of thine."
Then from a secret hoard drew forth the Squire
I to your kindness speak, let that prevail,
My father dying, to my mother left