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A LOST LOVE

A LOST LOVE

BY

ANNE C. OGLE

ASIIFORD OWEK

"C'est bien à l'amour qu'il en raut Tenir à toute époque, en toutes
circonstances, en tout pays, tant qu'on veut chercher à comprendre
pourquoi l'on vit, sans vouloir le demander à Dieu"

Paul Dk Moltnbh, Revue del Deux Mondes

A NEW EDITION

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LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & CO., 1 PATERNOSTER SQTJAEE
18S3

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A LOST LOVE,

CHAPTER I.

It was a dull autumn-day; the leaves of the sycamores had nearly all fallen, and strewed the short drive (avenue it could hardly be called) which led to Grainthorpe Park. The trees were so diminutive, that to an eye not accustomed to the stunted growths on the northern coasts of England, they would immediately have suggested the idea of Chinese trees, whose branches, in the circumference of a flower-pot, imitate those of the gnarled, knotted forest oaks. Park too! The place had nothing of that excepting the name, for "down in our country" they call fields "parks," and a large one which lay in front of the house was nearly all the "pleasaunce" which belonged to the mansion.

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