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could have done this quite fearlessly and con thinks of himself in his search for happiness he fidently, if it had not been that he saw her father always fails to get it; but when he directs his and Mr. Denman before his eyes. He endeavours towards making others happy, then he perfectly confident in his mind that he was on gains his own happiness. For example,-for good terms with everybody in the world, and that there's nothing better than an example,-if I had he could make an ex tempore speech on any made my own happiness the chief aim of my life, subject. For how long he was like this he never and if Mrs. Trevor had done the same, we should could find out, and he did not like to recall the both of us have been bound to have failed. But, circumstance to mind. He was carefully watched as the great aim of Mrs. Trevor's and of my life by the Captain, Susie, and Mr. Denman, and has been for each to make the other happy, we when they saw signs that he was coming to him have gained our happiness together. And this is self the Captain said,

feel now,

entirely in accordance with the teaching of our How do you Mr. Hughes ?”

Lord on self denial, no matter how loth the world “ All right,” said Enoch.

is to believe such teaching. Is it not so, Mr. 'I knew,” said the Captain, “ that a drop would Denman?" do you good. Well, as it has done Mr. Hughes “I never heard anyone put the thing more good, Susie, why shouldn't it do me good ? And neatly. You are a sharp'un, Captain," said Mr. when you have brought it me, Susie, you can go, Denman, though he had for some time been and leave us to finish our business,—that is, if Mr. thinking of the sort of reception he would get Hughes feels ready to go on.”

from Mrs. Denman when he got home. Certainly,” said Enoch, vivaciously, “I am “No,” said the Captain, “it is not necessary for ready to enter into any reasonable arrangement, a man to be a sharp one to discover such a truth as and I promise you, Captain Trevor, when I come that, and I very much expect that Mr. Hughes into nearer relationship with you, if ever I do, that will have gained experience in the matter before you shall not have the trouble with me that you many more months.”——("He is hurrying on the have had to-night. I never felt like it before. wedding; but the sooner the better so far as I am Usually I am a strong enough man, and work as concerned,” said Enoch to himself).—"But it is hard as anyone almost, but I couldn't help some time for me to come to the point,” continued the how

Captain. “That's your fault, Mr. Hughes,” said the “Yes," said Enoch, "and I am quite ready. Captain, before Enoch finished the sentence. The sooner we come to an understanding with each “ You work too hard, and that's why a man like other the better." you ought to—(thank you, Susie, you can go now) · Well,” said the Captain, “I have been beating --yes, that's why a man like you ought to have about the bush for a good long time before coming someone to share in your load and cares, and to to the point,—(“Dreadfully so," said Enoch in look after your comforts. That is your great

his breast), but I should have come to it before want, Mr. Hughes, and if you would only fill up if it had not been,-well, there is no need to talk that want you would be a happy man. What of that again. But this is the point, Mr. Hughes.” would have become of me, sir, if it had not been –(Enoch held his breath).—“You know,—no one for Mrs. Trevor ? I should have been in my grave knows better except Mr. Denman and myself, many a day ago. Pardon me, Mr. Hughes, but perhaps,--that Pwllygwynt mine has been, and a man who has reached his, -well, say my age,– still is, a great support to the neighbourhood in ought to be a bit of a philosopher. I don't see which Providence has thought fit to let your any object or aim worthy of a man in a single life. and

my lines fall.

And, perhaps," - and You know, Mr. Hughes, -for you are, like myself, here the Captain allowed himself to fall one who has read a lot, - en a man simply a-talking.

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