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BY THE AUTHOR OF

“RECOMMENDED TO MERCY.”

Is man no more than this ? Consider him well.'

SHAKSPEARE.

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LONDON:
SAUNDERS, OTLEY, AND CO.,

66, BROOK STREET, HANOVER SQUARE.

1863,

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LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET

AND CHARING CROSS,

SUCH THINGS ARE.

CHAPTER I.

'La vertu n'iroit pas si loin, si la vanité ne lui tenoit pas

compagnie.?—ROCHEFOUCAULD.

We left Miss Llewellen and her not overwilling escort, Mr. Raynham Fletcher-or Fletcher per se, as the owner of the joint names greatly preferred being called—we left the pair then of middle-aged pedestrians, toiling up the steep ascent that led, not to fame, but to the marine villa appertaining for the nonce to an extremely indigent, but (by themselves) not the less wellconsidered Co.'

Mr. Fletcher not only was, but had for no inconsiderable period been regarded by his

VOL. III.

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