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much time left for consideration as to the happiness or unhappiness of one's own individual lot, apart from the rushing torrent of excited life in which it is now blended. And Lady Carew did find London life exciting. She possessed a temperament peculiarly susceptible to exterior impressions and physical influences ; lights, and the sweet odour of hot-house flowers, always stirred her senses, and raised her to an undefined elation—while music held her like a spell.

“If I did not dance when I hear certain airs, I must sit and cry—for they move my whole being," was what she said one day; and it described her feelings pretty accurately.

She was such a mere girl in years; and the atmosphere of perpetual admiration which surrounded her seemed a natural part of that reigning as one of Society's Queens to which she had always looked

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