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G WOODFALL, ANGEL COURT, SKINNER STREET, LONDON.

VILLAGE BELLES.

CHAPTER I.

À FETE CHAMPETRE.

WHETHER Rosina's tears originated in a little remorse, a little repentance, a little love, a little agitation at the unequivocal nature of Lewis's language, or a little unsteadiness of spirits occasioned by the heat, the fatigue of walking, and a mixture of all the above mentioned emotions together, it may be difficult to determine; but as no time could be worse chosen for weeping than the epoch of a fête champêtre, her eyes were speedily dried, and she walked forward without casting

one lingering look behind.” The space which she had to traverse before reaching her sister and the Goods might be about half a quarter of a mile; which, let her pace it as leisurely as she

VOL. II.

B

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