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And one, his little hand in hers,
Then Jacqueline the silence broke.
fond heart was won ;
them not-nor look so coldIf Jacqueline be cast away, Her bridal be her dying day.
- Well, well might she believe in you ! She listened, and she found it true.”
He shook his aged locks of snow ;
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*
- Without it what are all the rest? To love, and to be loved again.
* 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.