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REUBEN APSLEY.

BY TIE

AUTHOR OF BRAMBLETYE HOUSE,

THE TOR HILL, &c.

“ Fie on ambition! Fie on myself! that have a sword, and yet am seady to famish! These five days have I hid me in these woods, and dorst not peep out, for all the country is laid for me."

SHAKSPFARE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

1827.

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nication mentioned in our last chapter, when,

REUBEN APSLEY.

CHAPTER I.
"Oh dismal dole, when the secret soul

Is mock'd by the outward showing ;
When we dress the eyes in a gay disguise,

While the tears are inward flowing ;
When groans and grief would be a relief,

But with carols we keep them under,
And a laugh we start when the throbbing heart

Is ready to burst asunder!
Oh wound most sore in the bosom's core,

That mocks relief or healing,
When the man we love all others above

At our feet is fondly kneeling ;
When we deeply yearn his vows to return,

But, oh! most thrilling trial!
We force the tongue, while the heart is wrung,

To utter a faint denial!"
Nor many days had elapsed after the commu-

as Helen was occupied in painting, her sister

VOL. JII.

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PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET STREET.

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REUBEN APSLEY.

CHAPTER I.

“ Oh dismal dole, when the secret soul

Is mock’d by the outward showing ;
When we dress the eyes in a gay disguise,

While the tears are inward flowing ;
When groans and grief would be a relief,

But with carols we keep them under,
And a laugh we start when the throbbing heart

Is ready to burst asunder!

Oh wound most sore in the bosom's core,

That mocks relief or healing,
When the man we love all others above

At our feet is fondly kneeling ;
When we deeply yearn his vows to return,

But, oh! most thrilling trial!
We force the tongue, while the heart is wrung,

To utter a faint denial!"

Nor many days had elapsed after the communication mentioned in our last chapter, when, as Helen was occupied in painting, her sister

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