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And one, his little hand in hers,
Then Jacqueline the silence broke.
fond heart was won ;
father first, By that dear name conjuresOn her you thought—but to be kind ! When looked she up, but you inclined? These things, for ever in her mind, Oh are they gone from yours? Two kneeling at your feet behold; One-one how young ;-nor yet the other old. Oh spurn
them not-nor look so coldIf Jacqueline be cast away, Her bridal be her dying day.
-Well, well might she believe in you!
He shook his aged locks of snow;
look thy mother wore
Nor let the least be sent away.
Had Louis * then before the gate dismounted, Lost in the chase at set of sun;
• Louis the Fourteenth.
Like Henry when he heard recounted *
Alluding to a popular story related of Henry the Fourth of France similar to ours of “ The King and Miller of Mansfield.”
Introduction ... Ringing of Bells in a neighbouring Vil
lage on the Birth of an Heir ... General Reflections on Human Life ... The Subject proposed ... Childhood ... Youth ... Manhood ... Love... Marriage ... Domestic Happiness and Affliction ... War ... Peace ... Civil Dissension ... Retirement from Active Life ... Old Age and its Enjoyments . . . Conclusion.