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lived happiness of such unholy love, and in the ending, for the end comes quickly, what an arid desert and hideous devastation are left behind !

In the foregoing narrative, the picture of virtue and of vice, under these forms, has been attempted; and it is believed, that in the different fate of the two sisters, may be traced the fate of all who, like them, shall choose either the pure path which leads to lasting happiness, or follow the downward road to misery and shame, through the PERILOUS MAZES OP FLIRTATION.

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