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A TALE OF WEDDED LIFE.

BY MRS. HUBBACK,

AUTHOR OF

THE WIFE'S SISTER; OR, THE FORBIDDEN MARRIAGE,"

&c., &c.

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LONDON:

CHARLES J. SKEET, PUBLISHER,

10, KING WILLIAM STREET,

CHARING CROSS.

249. V. 613

LONDON:

Printed by Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street.

MAY AND DECEMBER.

CHAPTER I.

Hear a little further,

And then I'll bring thee to the present business Which now's upon us; without the which this story Were most impertinent.

SHAKESPEARE.

BUSINESS was over for the day, and the numerous clerks of Mr. Cameron's establish

ment were preparing to leave the office. They stretched and yawned as they rose from their several desks, as those do who throw off by an effort the fatigue of long application, or the weariness of oppressive thoughts. There was

VOL. I.

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