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fet out for London.-My friend was don. - My house is ready to receive the idol of her father's servants : you, and my mother is already here therefore, at her request, lord Se- to bid you, welcome.” veru's recent visit to Rutland-houfe Scarce had the read his letter. was funk in Glence.

which the moistened with her tears, In the evening Mr. Rutland ar- and consigned to her bofom, when rived, bringing with him an elderly. the was fuinmoned to attend her looking man, whore app, a:ance was father. not mended by a long residence in a " Ellen, (said he whư ain I tortorrid clime.-Elleu shuddered at mented by Severn's applications ? the fight of him ; but the certainty | Yon both know I have given that of never being his, in some mi afure affair diy decided negative.-His gave her spirits to receive them with fortune is derangeri, his estate mortpropriety.

| gaged, and I indst on your giving Several weeks pated without her no encouragement to his solicitar father attempting to introduce him I tions. You know ifternly) I never in any other way than as a friend ; change my opinion." and the began to hope that Mr. “ Forgive me, my father (cried Monfon (that was his name) had | Ellen, throwing herself before him); changed his mind with respect to forgive me for reninding you that her,

you have changed your opinion, Severn privately returned, and for you once thought lord Severn had frequent interviews with her, | worthy of encouragement --What unknown to any but Mary, who was has he done to alter your opinion of prefent at the ceremony of their him? -His love for me does not marriage. His affair's called him / depend on fortune:-- he asks not again to the metropolis; and Ellen wealth.” remained behind,' tortured with “ How! (taid her father, interanxiety.

rupting her) have you been privately He soon wrote to her, in great treating with him?" spirits, saying it was time to acquaint The crimson tide mounted to her Mr. Rutland of their situation.- check.-She could not affert a falle“My mother (he added) is prepared hood!, --so remained silent. to receive you.-I will be down “Miss Rutland, (faid her father, with you in a few days, when I with more severity than she had ever intend explaining every thing to Mr. kuuwa him {peak) I will not be Rutland. I am unwilling to say trilled with :---prepare to receive Mr. any thing which should distress you; | Monson for your husband, or rebut I am much afraid Mr. Rutland nounce me as a father.-- Three days will remain inexorable, as I have I give you to consider of it; and let frequently written to him, but can your answer be decisive.” obtain no answers,-Should he be So saying, he left her to reflect on deaf to our entreaties, I have pro- her situation. Sie hurried to her vided agaiast the worst, by having chamber, and re-perule 1 her letter, the marriage bans puolished in a ardently praying that her protector church in London, where the cere- | might arrive betore the given period mony must be ayain performed.” was expired.

[My friend was under age.] On the evening of the following

He concluded by laying: -" Thus day, he entered the drawing room. see, my love, though I would have Ellen was alone. It first her joy at you hope for the best, I am prepared seeing him deprived her of utterance. for the worst, and entreat you to Atlength he related to him whithid prepare for your departure to Lon-pailed on the preceding morning. VOL. XXVII,

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