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THE POOR OF THE BOROUGH.
Patience and sorrow strove
Who should express her goodliest.-SHAKSPEARE.
"No charms she now can boast," 't is true,
But other charmers wither too :
"And she is old," the fact I know,
Fill'd her pure mind with awe and dread,
She had no vixen virgin-aunt,
With gibe and sneer and taunt. Yet of the heroine she'd a share, She saved a lover from despair, And granted all his wish, in spite
Of what she knew and felt was right:
But, heroine then no more,
She own'd the fault, and wept and pray'd,
And dwelt among the poor.
The Widow's Cottage - Blind Ellen one - Hers not the Sorrows or Adventures of Heroines- What these are, first described Deserted Wives; rash Lovers; courageous Damsels in desolated Mansions; in grievous Perplexity These Evils, however severe, of short Duration - Ellen's Story Her Employment in Childhood First Love; first Adventure; its miserable Termination - An Idiot Daughter A Husband-Care in Business without Success The Men's Despondency and its Effect Their Children: how disposed of - One particularly unfortunate Fate of the Daughter · Ellen keeps a School and is becomes blind: loses her School - Her Consola